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The fifth discipline : the art and practice of the learning organization

Author: Peter M Senge
Publisher: New York : Doubleday/Currency, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building "learning organizations"--Corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work, one which promises that, as Archimedes put it,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Staff professional collection
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Senge, Peter M.
Fifth discipline.
New York : Doubleday/Currency, ©1990
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Senge
ISBN: 0385260946 9780385260947 0385260954 9780385260954 071269885X 9780712698856 0385469888 9780385469883
OCLC Number: 21226996
Description: viii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt 1. How actions create our reality ... and how we can change it. 'Give me a lever long enough ... and single-handed I can move the world' --
Does your organization have a learning disability? --
Prisoners of the system, or prisoners of our own thinking? --
Pt 2. The fifth discipline : the cornerstone of the learning organization. The laws of the fifth discipline --
A shift of mind --
Nature's templates : identifying the patterns that control events --
The principle of leverage --
The art of seeing the forest and the trees --
Pt 3. The core disciplines : building the learning organization. Personal mastery --
Mental models --
Shared vision --
Team learning --
Pt 4. Prototypes. Openness --
Localness --
A manager's time --
Ending the war between work and family --
Microworlds : the technology of the learning organization --
The leader's new work --
Pt 5. Coda. A sixth discipline? --
Rewriting the code --
The indivisible whole --
Appendixes. The learning disciplines --
Systems archetypes.
Other Titles: Learning organization.
5th discipline.
Responsibility: Peter M. Senge.


The author defines five business "disciplines" which help to build "learning organizations". These companies will be the successful one in the coming decade because of their ability to learn, to  Read more...
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