Modeling for Learning Organizations

Author: John D.W. Morecroft,John D. Sterman

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781563272509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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book allows you to predict the outcome of current and future situations on the whole system by testing different scenarios. Its distinguished contributors include Jay Forrester, the father of System Dynamics; Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline; and Arie de Geus, who led Royal Dutch/Shell in the use of system dynamics modeling.

The Fifth Discipline

The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization

Author: Peter M. Senge

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307477644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices. In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire. The updated and revised Currency edition of this business classic contains over one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies like BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, Saudi Aramco, and organizations like Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank. It features a new Foreword about the success Peter Senge has achieved with learning organizations since the book’s inception, as well as new chapters on Impetus (getting started), Strategies, Leaders’ New Work, Systems Citizens, and Frontiers for the Future. Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will: • Reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them • Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity • Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets • Teach you to see the forest and the trees • End the struggle between work and personal time From the Trade Paperback edition.

Learning Organizations

Developing Cultures for Tomorrow's Workplace

Author: Sarita Chawla,John Renesch

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9781563273407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

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Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow's Workplace contains essays by thirty-nine of the most respected practitioners and scholars on this topic. This definitive collection of essays is rich in concept and theory as well as application and example.

Organizational Cognition and Learning: Building Systems for the Learning Organization

Building Systems for the Learning Organization

Author: Iandoli, Luca

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599043157

Category: Education

Page: 362

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This book addresses the concept of organizing which is centered around collective learning and on the organization paradigm. It presents a theory of organizational learning based on a model of memory, explaining processes and dynamics through which memory is built and updated.

Organizational Learning and Knowledge: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609607848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 3164

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Organizational Learning and Knowledge: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications demonstrates exhaustively the many applications, issues, and techniques applied to the science of recording, categorizing, using and learning from the experiences and expertise acquired by the modern organization. A much needed collection, this multi-volume reference presents the theoretical foundations, research results, practical case studies, and future trends to both inform the decisions facing today's organizations and the establish fruitful organizational practices for the future. Practitioners, researchers, and academics involved in leading organizations of all types will find useful, grounded resources for navigating the ever-changing organizational landscape.

16 Steps to Becoming a Learning Organization

Author: Michael Marquardt

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562862015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Where do you begin to move your organization toward status as a true learning organization? This Infoline represents a good starting point by providing 16 concrete steps you can take toward this goal. Included in the issue are three case studies to speed your learning including learning programs at Rover, McKinsey & Co., and Federal. An extensive sidebar details the five key components of a learning organization: learning, organization, people, knowledge, and technology.

Organization Modeling

Innovative Architectures for the 21st Century

Author: Joseph Morabito,Ira Sack,Anilkumar Bhate

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132575522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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Org Design for Design Orgs

Building and Managing In-House Design Teams

Author: Peter Merholz,Kristin Skinner

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491938358

Category: Computers

Page: 198

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Design has become the key link between users and today’s complex and rapidly evolving digital experiences, and designers are starting to be included in strategic conversations about the products and services that enterprises ultimately deliver. This has led to companies building in-house digital/experience design teams at unprecedented rates, but many of them don’t understand how to get the most out of their investment. This practical guide provides guidelines for creating and leading design teams within your organization, and explores ways to use design as part of broader strategic planning. You’ll discover: Why design’s role has evolved in the digital age How to infuse design into every product and service experience The 12 qualities of effective design organizations How to structure your design team through a Centralized Partnership Design team roles and evolution The process of recruiting and hiring designers How to manage your design team and promote professional growth

The Anticipatory Organization

Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage

Author: Daniel Burrus

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626344477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate, but moving fast in the wrong direction will only get you into trouble faster! Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agile you and your organization are, is no longer good enough. The Anticipatory Organization teaches you how to separate the Hard Trends that will happen, from the Soft Trends that might happen, allowing you to jump ahead with low risk and the confidence certainty can provide. Accelerate innovation and actively shape the future—before someone else does it for you! Digital transformation has divided us all into two camps: the disruptor and the disrupted. The Anticipatory Organization gives you the tools you need to see disruption before it happens, allowing you to turn change into advantage. In The Anticipatory Organization, Burrus shows us that the future is far more certain than we realize, and finding certainty in an uncertain world provides a big advantage for those who know how and where to look for it. Inspired by the dramatic results that organizations are experiencing from his award-winning learning system, The Anticipatory Organization offers a comprehensive way to identify game-changing opportunities. Using the principles of this proven model, you will learn how to elevate planning, accelerate innovation, and transform results by pinpointing and acting upon enormous opportunities waiting to be discovered. Readers will learn how to: • Separate the Hard Trends that will happen from the Soft Trends that might happen • Anticipate disruptions, problems, and game-changing opportunities • Identify and pre-solve predictable problems • Accelerate innovation (both everyday innovation and exponential innovation) • Pinpoint and act upon enormous untapped opportunities ​• Skip problems and barriers to succeed faster

Uncertainty Modeling in Knowledge Engineering and Decision Making - Proceedings of the 10th International Flins Conference

Author: Cengiz Kahraman,Faik Tunc Bozbura,Etienne E. Kerre

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814417734

Category: Computers

Page: 1326

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FLINS, originally an acronym for Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science, is now extended to Computational Intelligence for applied research. The contributions to the 10th of FLINS conference cover state-of-the-art research, development, and technology for computational intelligence systems, both from the foundations and the applications points-of-view.

Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization

A Handbook for Scaling Up Solutions through Knowledge Capturing and Sharing

Author: Steffen Soulejman Janus

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464809445

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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This volume offers a simple, systematic guide to creating a knowledge sharing practice in your organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and develop the skills needed to capture and share knowledge gained from operational experiences to improve performance and scale-up successes. Its recommendations are grounded on the insights gained from the past seven years of collaboration between the World Bank and its clients around the world—ministries and national agencies operating in various sectors—who are working to strengthen their operations through robust knowledge sharing. While informed by the academic literature on knowledge management and organizational learning, this handbook’s operational background and many real-world examples and tips provide a missing, practical foundation for public sector officials in developing countries and for development practitioners. However, though written with a public sector audience in mind, the overall concepts and approaches will also hold true for most organizations in the private sector and the developed world.

16 Steps to Becoming a Learning Organization

Author: Michael Marquardt

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562862015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 9146

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Where do you begin to move your organization toward status as a true learning organization? This Infoline represents a good starting point by providing 16 concrete steps you can take toward this goal. Included in the issue are three case studies to speed your learning including learning programs at Rover, McKinsey & Co., and Federal. An extensive sidebar details the five key components of a learning organization: learning, organization, people, knowledge, and technology.

Dynamics of Organizations

Computational Modeling and Organization Theories

Author: Alessandro Lomi,Erik R. Larsen

Publisher: Aaai Press

ISBN: 9780262621526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

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An introduction to the use of computer simulation in studying organizational behavior.

Visual Leaders

New Tools for Visioning, Management, and Organization Change

Author: David Sibbet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118494229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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What Visual Meetings did for meetings and Visual Teams did for teams, this book does for leaders Visual Leaders explores how leaders can support visioning and strategy formation, planning and management, and organizationchange through the application of visual meeting and visual team methodologies organization wide—literally "trans-forming" communications and people's sense of what is possible. It describes seven essential tools for visual leaders—mental models, visual meetings, graphic templates, decision theaters, roadmaps, Storymaps, and virtual visuals—and examples of methods for implementation throughout an organization. Written for all levels of leadership in organizations, from department heads through directors, heads of strategic business units, and "C" level executives Explores how communications has become interactive and graphic and how these tools can be used to shape direction and align people for implementation Brings tools, methods and frameworks to life with stories of real organizations modeling these practices Visual Leaders answers the question of how design thinking and visual literacy can help to orient leaders to the complexity of contemporary organizations in the private, non-profit, and public sectors.

Organizational Simulation

Author: William B. Rouse,Kenneth R. Boff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047173943X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 650

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From modeling and simulation to games and entertainment With contributions from leaders in systems and organizational modeling, behavioral and social sciences, computing and visualization, and gaming and entertainment, Organizational Simulation both articulates the grand vision of immersive environments and shows, in detail, how to realize it. This book offers unparalleled insight into the cutting edge of the field, since it was written by those who actually researched, designed, developed, deployed, marketed, sold, and critiqued today's best organizational simulations. The coverage is divided into four sections: * Introduction outlines the need for organizational simulation to support strategic thinking, design of unprecedented systems, and organizational learning, including the functionality and technology required to enable this support * Behaviors covers the state of knowledge of individual, group, and team behaviors and performance, how performance can best be supported, how performance is affected by national differences, and how organizational performance can best be measured * Modeling describes the latest approaches to modeling and simulating people, groups, teams, and organizations, as well as narrative contexts and organizational environments within which these entities act, drawing from a rich set of modeling methods and tools * Simulations and Games illustrates a wide range of fielded simulations, games, and entertainment, including the methods and tools employed for designing, developing, deploying, and evaluating these systems, as well as the social implications for the associated communities that have emerged Addressing all levels of organizational simulation architecture with theories and applications, and enabling technologies for each, Organizational Simulation offers students and professionals the premier reference and practical toolbox for this dynamic field.

Team of Teams

New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Author: General Stanley McChrystal,Tantum Collins,David Silverman,Chris Fussell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698178513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization? THE OLD RULES NO LONGER APPLY . . . When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, then seemingly vanish into the local population. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment, and training—but none of that seemed to matter. TEACHING A LEVIATHAN TO IMPROVISE It’s no secret that in any field, small teams have many ad­vantages—they can respond quickly, communicate freely, and make decisions without layers of bureaucracy. But organizations taking on really big challenges can’t fit in a garage. They need management practices that can scale to thousands of people. General McChrystal led a hierarchical, highly disci­plined machine of thousands of men and women. But to defeat Al Qaeda in Iraq, his Task Force would have to acquire the enemy’s speed and flexibility. Was there a way to combine the power of the world’s mightiest military with the agility of the world’s most fearsome terrorist network? If so, could the same principles apply in civilian organizations? A NEW APPROACH FOR A NEW WORLD McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom and remade the Task Force, in the midst of a grueling war, into something new: a network that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. The walls between silos were torn down. Leaders looked at the best practices of the smallest units and found ways to ex­tend them to thousands of people on three continents, using technology to establish a oneness that would have been impossible even a decade earlier. The Task Force became a “team of teams”—faster, flatter, more flex­ible—and beat back Al Qaeda. BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel­evant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and other or­ganizations. The world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to give small groups the freedom to experiment while driving every­one to share what they learn across the entire organiza­tion. As the authors argue through compelling examples, the team of teams strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA. It has the potential to transform organizations large and small. From the Hardcover edition.

Visual Knowledge Modeling for Semantic Web Technologies: Models and Ontologies

Models and Ontologies

Author: Paquette, Gilbert

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615208402

Category: Computers

Page: 494

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"This book addresses how we can make the Web more useful, more intelligent, more knowledge intensive to fulfill our more and more demanding learning and working needs? It is based on the premise that representing knowledge visually is key for individuals and organizations to enable useful access to the knowledge era"--Provided by publisher.

Learning MySQL

Author: Seyed Tahaghoghi,Hugh E. Williams

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596008643

Category: Computers

Page: 598

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Presents instructions on using MySQL, covering such topics as installation, querying, user management, security, and backups and recovery.