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Action Learning: A Practical Guide for Managers by Krystyna Weinstein

By Krystyna Weinstein

Our day-by-day reviews at paintings offer us with never-ending possibilities to benefit - that is the primary underlying motion studying. a good way to comprehend some great benefits of being a part of an AL programme, or wish to set one up yet want to know extra, then this well known consultant may be an amazing position to begin. it truly is either a manifesto for a key method of administration improvement, and a private and functional advisor for an individual searching for a competent creation. This revised variation comprises accelerated fabric on set advisers and on placing a good programme into perform, including a brand new bankruptcy at the way forward for AL.

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Inevitably, though, some participants were sceptical of action learning, and their comments are discussed on pages 193–194, and Chapter 9. ACTION LEARNING AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION A great deal is currently being written about the value of a learning organization: one where learning is a way of life. Yesterday’s answers are not necessarily those for tomorrow, and the challenge is to enable the entire organization – the individuals who constitute it – to share their learning, their knowledge, experiences and insights, with others.

As such, it may be deeply disturbing for those who fear any change in existing structures, status and beliefs. 18 WHAT IS ACTION LEARNING? ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS FOR ACTION LEARNING The following questionnaire, reproduced with kind permission from Action Learning for Managers (Pedler 1996), has been devised to help organizations assess the chance of action learning working in their organizations. For each statement, score the company from 1 (not much like us) to 5 (very like us). In this organization: People are rewarded for asking good questions.

Reg Revans) We have been brought up to believe that experts know best. We undervalue ourselves, are in turn undervalued, and lose confidence in our own insights and abilities. So we bring in experts, who often confirm what we have been thinking – which is in itself useful! There are, of course, areas of specific knowledge where an expert can add considerable value. But frequently, someone within a set has that expertise already. And when it comes to knowing our own situations and circumstances, each of us is the expert on that.

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