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Organizational Learning

The science of how organizations, and the people within these, learn is a relatively new field of study. Organizational learning implies not only the acquisition of knowledge, but the use of that knowledge by employees to improve practices. Resources listed here provide an introduction to the basic concepts of organizational learning, including a discussion of the business concept of "best practicies," as well as resources that will help guide managers through the creation of a learning organization in their work unit. This hot topic was developed in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service's Human Performance & Innovation and Organizational Learning Research, Development, and Application Program.

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Publications/Reports

2018 Is organizational learning being absorbed by knowledge management? A systematic review
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Delio Ignacio Castaneda, Luisa Fernanda Manrique, Sergio Cuellar
2012 Cramer Staff Ride: Preliminary study
Technical Report or White Paper
2010 After-Action Reviews - who conducts them?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Anne E. Black, Kathleen Sutcliffe, Michelle Barton
2009 The Key Decision Log: facilitating high reliability and organizational learning
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Anne E. Black
2009 Silenced by fear: The nature, sources, and consequences of fear at work
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jennifer J. Kish-Gephart, James R. Detert, Linda Klebe Trevino, Amy Edmondson
2007 Using social science to understand and improve wildland fire organizations: an annotated reading list
Annotated Bibliography, Technical Report or White Paper
Gregory Larson, Vita Wright, Kelly Rossetto, Georgi Rausch, Andrea Richards, Stephanie Durnford
2005 Use of human factors analysis for wildland fire accident investigations
Conference Proceedings
Michelle Ryerson, Chuck Whitlock
2005 On becoming an artist: reinventing yourself through mindful creativity
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ellen J. Langer
2005 Deep smarts: how to cultivate and transfer enduring business wisdom
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dorothy Leonard, Walter Swap
2005 The skilled facilitator fieldbook: tips, tools and tested methods for consultants, facilitators, managers, trainers and coaches
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Roger Schwarz, Anne Davidson, Peg Carlson, Sue McKinney
2000 Learning in action: a guide to putting the learning organization to work
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David Garvin
2000 Working with emotional intelligence
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Daniel Goleman
1998 Improvisation as a mindset for organizational analysis
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Karl E. Weick
1997 The power of mindful learning
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ellen J. Langer
1994 The fifth discipline fieldbook: strategies and tools for building a learning organization
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, Bryan Smith
1993 Communities of commitment: the heart of learning organizations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fred Kofman, Peter Senge
1990 Overcoming organizational defenses: facilitating organizational learning
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Chris Argyris
1990 The fifth discipline
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Peter Senge