Remembering that the only way to improve is to learn and the only proof of learning is a change in behaviour, how can we create organizations that learn and more importantly change?
1. Budget, time, money and manpower to achieve both individual and organizational learning – ensure management and ALL employees see learning as a ‘real target’ and set up mechanisms to ensure accountability and to measure results.
2. Identify strategic learning areas for your business and where new products or product innovations are likely to yield the quickest and greatest payoff – invest most of you’re resources in these areas.
3. Empower your work force to take risks in the market by decentralising decision making – particularly encourage those in areas of key knowledge.
Note: Many empowerment programmes in Asian operations of international organizations run in to problems because of cultural attitudes (and beliefs) related to power and responsibility, be careful in implementing this option!
THESE ARE EASY, THE HARD ONES NEXT ISSUE 4. Set up a system of on job training, job rotation, provide incentives and support for personal development – initiate a PD (personal development) discussion process.
4. Set up a system of on job training, job rotation, provide incentives and support for personal development – initiate a PD (personal development) discussion process.
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