Strategic Organizational Learning: Using System Dynamics for Innovation and Sustained Performance by Martha A. GephartStrategic Organizational Learning: Using System Dynamics for Innovation and Sustained Performance by Martha A. Gephart

Strategic Organizational Learning: Using System Dynamics for Innovation and Sustained Performance

byMartha A. Gephart, Victoria J. Marsick

Hardcover | December 16, 2015

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This book discusses the successes and challenges of leveraging organizational learning in effective strategy development and execution. The authors introduce a framework that helps organizations develop core capabilities to enable them to shift direction rapidly and proactively shape future environments. They also offer a wide selection of cases to illustrate this framework. While some cases highlight fundamental strategic change over time, others are snapshots of mechanisms gradually put in place to jointly optimize learning and performance. There is no one best or right way to leverage strategic organizational learning; different practices may lead to the same outcome and similar practices may lead to different outcomes. The system dynamics underlying such learning - not the simple adoption of one or other practice - are key to success in institutionalizing a performance-based learning approach.

Martha A. Gephart, Ph.D., co-directs the J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations, Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a social and organizational psychologist whose research and consulting focus on organizational learning and performance in diverse settings. She is also Pr...
Title:Strategic Organizational Learning: Using System Dynamics for Innovation and Sustained PerformanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pagesPublished:December 16, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662486415

ISBN - 13:9783662486412


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Strategic Leverage Through Learning©.- Engineered Woods.- Happy Land Amusement Park.- Leveling Up: How South Side High School Learned to Transform Itself.- Linking Leadership Development to Strategy at Ericsson.- How Schools Learn to Collaborate and Change Their Cultures by Implementing an Autism Model Program in Inclusive Classrooms.- CASAWORKS for Families.- Leveraging System Dynamics for Strategic Learning.- Using Strategic Leverage Through Learning© to Address Organizational Challenges.

Editorial Reviews

You knowwhen organizational change is truly taking place because habits shiftthroughout the enterprise. Here is a reliable, replicable model for making thathappen - and building powerful capabilities in the process. The model itself isfamiliar - hard and soft changes. The stories that follow show how details - agame played with Lego blocks, a CEO donning a hardhat -- make a difference. ArtKleiner, Editor-in-chief, Strategy+Business (the management magazine publishedby PwC) The sheercomplexity of today's business environment is overwhelming traditionalapproaches to organizational change-as noted in the track record of changeefforts.  Organizations everywhere need help in learning how to changemore, faster and differently than ever before.  Strategic OrganizationalLearning provides this help via a research-based and customizable approach forperforming organizational change more effectively.  The approach will helpyou (and your organization) learn how to use change as fuel for continuousperformance improvement and real competitive advantage.WalterMcFarland, Co-author of Choosing Change, and Board Chair Emeritus of theAssociation for Talent Development