Learning Organizations MSM 620 Portfolio Project Jeremy Davis 7 April 2011. Overview. Define: Learning Organizations Interview: Captain Frank Christiana, Assistant Professor Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC Detachment 400, Michigan Technological University Discussion Summary.
Assistant Professor Aerospace Studies,
Air Force ROTC Detachment 400,
Michigan Technological University
A learning organization is an organization that continually pursues five learning disciplines.
1. Personal Mastery: Discipline of clarifying our personal visions, development of patience, and viewing reality through objective lenses.
2. Analyzing our mental models and opening our minds to alternative thinking.
3. Building a shared vision of the future that fosters involvement rather than compliance.
4. Learning as a team and overcoming all distractions that prevent individual and team learning.
5. Systematic thinking, the ability to see the interworking fabric and how they affect each other as well as how they will play out. (Wagner, 1991)
“Organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” (Senge, 1990)
All thoughts in this interview are those of Frank Christiana and do not represent the position of the United States Air Force,
Air Force ROTC, Detachment 400, or Michigan Technological University.