Different Views of Organizational Behavior Learning

Much of the literature of this learning, seems to be following in the tradition of learning theories and taking a psychological or individual perspective on the phenomenon. There is a debate about whether or not organizations can learn and many just take the approach that organizational learning is the sum total of the individual learning occurring in the workplace. What would happen if our focus shifted to one that is more anthropological and, therefore, focused on group learning? What if there was a shift from seeing learning as just cognitive to seeing it as occurring when groups try to make sense out of their world? As a result of this new view of organizational learning what would be some of the necessary shifts in attitudes, beliefs and practices? Why would companies want to become learning organizations?

It seems difficult to shift our view of learning to something groups do and that it is a natural part of our day-to-day activity. Many educators and theorists do not seem able to hear own contradictions. James E. Russell, dean emeritus, teachers college, Columbia university states:

It cannot be pointed out too often that all education is self-education. Teachers may help define procedure, collect equipment, indicate the most propitious routes, but the climber must use his own head and legs if he would reach the mountaintop........ The best method of teaching adults yet hit upon is undoubtedly group discussion.

The group approach to learning is very compatible with humanistic learning but even Carl Rogers in his book "freedom to learn" does not directly address group learning and group tasks. There is a reference to a "jigsaw approach" that assigns each student a piece that becomes part of a total project. This seems to fall short of what might be possible of we explore group learning as something different from the accumulation of individual learning what will happen of workers move from cooperation, helping someone when asked, to collaboration, doing real work together.

 

   Related Questions in Biology

  • Q : Types of Organizational Behavior models

    Organizations differ in the quality of the systems they develop and maintaining and in the results they achieve. Varying results are substantially caused by different models of organizational behavior. These models constitute the belief system that dominates management's though and affects manage

  • Q : Arterial or venous blood Explain,

    Explain, whether fish heart pump arterial or venous blood?

  • Q : Role of messenger RNA and ribosome for

    What is the main role of messenger RNA and ribosome for the protein synthesis?

  • Q : Mechanism by which neural impulse is

    Write down the mechanism by which the neural impulse is transmitted along axon?

  • Q : Reason why pancreas is considered as a

    Explain the term mixed gland? What is purpose the pancreas is considered as a mixed gland?

  • Q : Arises automobile prices Assume you

    Assume you came across the given headline in a story of a daily newspaper: "Automobile prices are so high right now that there have to be a shortage. As a result not everyone who needs an automobile will be capable to buy one." Is this statement correct?

  • Q : Main cells of connective tissue proper

    Write about the main cells of connective tissue proper? Specify the name given to intercellular material which surrounds these cells?

  • Q : What is Order Fulfillment Order

    Order Fulfillment: The sequence of steps included in processing an order to the satisfaction of the customer and making the essential modifications in the inventory records. It might also comprise processing of returns and re-adjustment of the records

  • Q : Product Development Process What are

    What are the various steps or technical activities in the Product Development Process in an organizational framework?

  • Q : Name the glands in the epidermis of

    Name the glands present in the epidermis of birds, mammals and reptiles?

©TutorsGlobe All rights reserved 2022-2023.