- Publish your group’s “An Organization That Learned To … – Revisited” article to the forum of the same name in Blackboard Discussion Board area by Wednesday, Feb. 23. Review all of the articles prior to class.
- Post your group’s recommendations concerning documentation, evaluation and integration at the individual, group and class level to the “Evaluation, Documentation and Integration” forum in the Blackboard Discussion Board area by Monday, Feb. 28.
Select one (or more) of the following prompts or choose your own Journal topic. Your choice:
- What differences do you sense in the steering function since the transition to LOST last week? What seems to be working well for you? What could be improved? The LOST idea was proposed as a hypothesis about how to steer our organization. On the basis of your experience so far, should we continue this experiment or consider another hypothesis?
- Beyond learning about organizations that learn, why do we (I) need a larger organizational purpose? What would we (I) lose if there were no organization, no class? What do we (I) hope to pass on to the next class? Why was the task of coming up with an organizational purpose so difficult?
- For your first Journal entry you focused on some organization to which you belong that is in some way important to you and considered what you, your work group in the organization and the organization as a whole needs to learn in the future. At this point in the course it might be useful to revisit these questions this time focusing on our class as the organization and your learning organization group (“LOG”) as the work group. Again, think about all three dimensions:
- What do you want to learn as a person? What would be the benefit if you learned these things? What approach would be most useful for you actually to these things? What impediments might you encounter?
- What does your LOG need to learn? What would be the benefit if you (all) were able to learn these things? What approach would most likely insure their learning? What might block the learning?
- What does OTL (the class) need to learn? What benefits would it see if it could do this? How could this be accomplished? What major barriers do you anticipate?