The “real world” as classroom: the learning organization and innovation

Dennis J. Cahill (President of North Union Associates, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

The Learning Organization

ISSN: 0969-6474

Publication date: 1 August 1997


Examines the reasons for creating a learning organization; then proceeds to use the metaphor of the real world as a discussion‐based classroom. Further examines practical applications for a “return on investment” for the troubles caused by instituting a learning organization in an existing organization.



Cahill, D. (1997), "The “real world” as classroom: the learning organization and innovation", The Learning Organization, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 106-108.

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Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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