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Organisational intelligence

Maurice Yolles (Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Article publication date: 1 January 2005

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Abstract

Purpose

Seeks to explore the notion of organisational intelligence as a simple extension of the notion of the idea of collective intelligence.

Design/methodology/approach

Discusses organisational intelligence using previous research, which includes the Purpose, Properties and Practice model of Dealtry, and the Viable Systems model.

Findings

The notion of organisational intelligence requires a metaphorically defined psychological frame of reference. In trying to formulate this metaphor, there has been a need to explore the collective from a psychological perspective. Applications of the notion of organisational intelligence operate in a variety of areas, and two of these are in organisational learning and managerial cybernetics. In the latter an interest lies in dealing with organisational pathologies, resulting in viable systems.

Originality/value

Addresses the need for developing organisational intelligence.

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Citation

Yolles, M. (2005), "Organisational intelligence", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 17 No. 1/2, pp. 99-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/13665620510574496

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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