500 Tips for Developing a Learning Organization

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

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(2000), "500 Tips for Developing a Learning Organization", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 2/3/4. https://doi.org/10.1108/jeit.2000.00324bae.005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


500 Tips for Developing a Learning Organization

500 Tips for Developing a Learning Organization

Abby Day, John Peters and Phil RaceKogan Page1999ISBN 0 7494 2912 7£15.99

Keywords: Learning organizations

"We wrestled with some of the bigger, broader, hazier concepts and checked out what is really happening. We looked back through learning theory and compared it to practice, then whittled it down to practical tips. We applied what we knew about the dynamics of systems and found workable advice". These are the authors' words in the introduction of 500 Tips for Developing a Learning Organization. In short, the book takes a nebulous concept and transforms it into practical advice.

The success of highly theoretical and anecdotal books on learning organizations has long determined the need for a practical and easy-to-apply guide to the topic. In the bestselling style of books in the "500 tips" series, this book offers advice for managers wanting to develop their organization into one that is focused on individual learning as a route to organizational success. It includes advice to help readers:

  • decide their vision for the future;

  • benefit from flexible learning;

  • develop their own learning;

  • improve collaborative learning;

  • develop systems for learning;

  • build a centre of learning in their organization.