an organisation which facilitates the learning of all its members and continuously transforms itself to achieve superior competitive performance. Also see our ‘ Learning Organizations: What they are and how to implement them' eResource. .
an organisation in which people at all levels are, collectively, continually enhancing their capacity to create things they really want to create
a place where people are continually discovering how they create their reality and how they can change it
a place where people are continually exploring how they can create their reality
An organisation that views its success in the future as being based on continuous learning and adaptive behaviour. It therefore becomes skilled at creating, acquiring, interpreting and retaining knowledge and then modifying its behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights.
This is the concept of the organisation as a living organism that must constantly adapt or die. Based on the work of Reg Revans and numerous others, a learning organisation and the people in it learn at a pace at least equal to and preferably greater than change.
Organisations that are able to leverage expertise and knowledge across the organisation and where a culture of learning and personal development is encouraged.