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Main Title The fifth discipline : the art and practice of the learning organization /
Author Senge, Peter M.
Publisher Doubleday/Currency,
Year Published 1990
OCLC Number 21226996
ISBN 0385260946; 9780385260947; 0385260954; 9780385260954; 071269885X; 9780712698856; 0385469888; 9780385469883
Subjects Organizational effectiveness. ; Teams in the workplace. ; Educational Environment. ; School Organization. ; Organisatieontwikkeling. ; Institutional Management Teams. ; Efficiency, Organizational. ; Learning. ; Organization and Administration. ; Work groups
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EHAM  HD58.9.S46 1990 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/07/2015
EJBM  HD58.9.S46 1990 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/31/1992
EJDM HRD HD 58.9.S46 1990 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 09/16/1994
EJEM  HD 589.S46 1990 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/25/2003
EMAM  HD58.9.S464 1990 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 06/18/2009
EOBM  HD58.9.S46 1990 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 01/07/1993
ESAM  HD58.9.S46 1990 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/19/1993
Edition 1st ed.
Collation viii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-409) and index.
Contents Notes
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. 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, "with a lever long enough ... single-handed I can move the world."