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How to develop a digital culture: Understanding digitalization’s impact on the learning organization

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 5 February 2021

Issue publication date: 29 March 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

There is a grey area when it comes to learning and organizations, and it is something that goes right to the heart of learning itself. If we use the story of the black swan being discovered as an example, up until that point there was a piece of learning which was that all swans were white – part of ‘swan-ness’ was that it was white. However, that piece of knowledge became invalid when black swans were discovered in Australia. Suddenly, not all swans were white, and swan-ness was about being black or white.

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This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds his/her own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

There is a grey area when it comes to learning and organizations, and it is something that goes right to the heart of learning itself. If we use the story of the black swan being discovered as an example, up until that point there was a piece of learning which was that all swans were white – part of ‘swan-ness’ was that it was white. However, that piece of knowledge became invalid when black swans were discovered in Australia. Suddenly, not all swans were white, and swan-ness was about being black or white.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2021), "How to develop a digital culture: Understanding digitalization’s impact on the learning organization", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 40-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-07-2020-0153

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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