IT and Organizational Learning

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203997437
Release Date: 2004-10-29
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is designed to help business and individual managers understand and cope with the many issues involved in developing learning organizations and integrating an important component: their IT organizations. The book provides a combination of research case studies and existing theories on organizational learning in the workplace, to provide researchers and corporate practitioners tools to incorporate a growing information technology infrastructure with their existing workforce culture.

Information Technology and Organizational Learning

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415875838
Release Date: 2010-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Since the publication of the groundbreaking first edition, the increasing rate of change in today’s business landscape has amplified the value of information technology (IT) in driving adaptive responses. Focusing on the critical role IT plays in organizational development, Information Technology and Organizational Learning: Managing Behavioral Change through Technology and Education shows how to employ action learning to improve the competitiveness of your organization. Defining the current IT problem from an operational and strategic perspective, the book presents a collection of case studies that illustrate key learning issues. It details a dynamic model for effective IT management through adaptive learning techniques—supplying proven educational theories and practices to foster the required changes in your staff. It examines existing organizational learning theories and the historical problems that have occurred with companies that have used them, as well as those that have failed to use them. Here’s a sample of what’s new in this edition: A new chapter on Virtual Teams and Outsourcing Updated case studies that cover noteworthy developments since the publication of the previous edition New material on infrastructure improvements and social networking as an improved method for team building Up-to-date coverage of virtual mentoring and how to better manage at the micro level across departments and the organization Seamlessly integrating IT and business issues, the text devotes a chapter to case studies—including a comprehensive case study that spans eight years of the author’s research. This complete resource also highlights valuable best practices to supply the understanding needed to transform your company into a more competitive and technically proficient organization.

Information Technology and Organizational Learning

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351387583
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Focusing on the critical role IT plays in organizational development, the book shows how to employ action learning to improve the competitiveness of an organization. Defining the current IT problem from an operational and strategic perspective, it presents a collection of case studies that illustrate key learning issues. It details a dynamic model for effective IT management through adaptive learning techniques—supplying proven educational theories and practices to foster the required changes in your staff. It examines existing organizational learning theories and the historical problems that occurred with companies that have used them, as well as those that have failed to use them.

Organizational Learning and Knowledge Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781609607845
Release Date: 2011-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Organizational Learning at NASA

Author: Julianne G. Mahler
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589016026
Release Date: 2009-03-27
Genre: Political Science

Just after 9:00 a.m. on February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart and was lost over Texas. This tragic event led, as the Challenger accident had 17 years earlier, to an intensive government investigation of the technological and organizational causes of the accident. The investigation found chilling similarities between the two accidents, leading the Columbia Accident Investigation Board to conclude that NASA failed to learn from its earlier tragedy. Despite the frequency with which organizations are encouraged to adopt learning practices, organizational learning—especially in public organizations—is not well understood and deserves to be studied in more detail. This book fills that gap with a thorough examination of NASA’s loss of the two shuttles. After offering an account of the processes that constitute organizational learning, Julianne G. Mahler focuses on what NASA did to address problems revealed by Challenger and its uneven efforts to institutionalize its own findings. She also suggests factors overlooked by both accident commissions and proposes broadly applicable hypotheses about learning in public organizations.

Demystifying Organizational Learning

Author: Raanan Lipshitz
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452236544
Release Date: 2006-06-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents a solid, research-based conceptual framework that demystifies organizational learning and bridges the gap between theory and practice. Using an integrative approach, authors Raanan Lipshitz, Victor Friedman and Micha Popper provide practitioners and researchers with tools for understanding organizational learning under real-world conditions.

Strategic IT

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118628584
Release Date: 2013-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Solid guidance for CIOs on integration of technology into business models Strategic IT Best Practices for IT Managers and Executives is an exciting new book focused on the transition currently taking place in the CIO role, which involves developing a capacity for thinking strategically and effectively engaging peers in the senior executive team. This involves changing both theirs, and often their colleagues', mindsets about technology and their role in the organization. Straightforward and clear, this book fills the need for understanding the learning processes that have shaped the strategic mindsets of technology executives who have successfully made the transition from a technology-focused expert mindset to a strategic orientation that adds value to the business. Defines strategy advocacy as a process through which technology leaders in organizations build on their functional expertise Focuses on the shift in mindset necessary for technology executives to establish a seat at the table in the C suite as a respected strategic colleague Includes stories of high performing CIOs and how they learned successful strategies for getting technology positioned as a strategic driver across the business Written by Art Langer and Lyle Yorks, recognized authorities in the areas of technology management and leadership, Strategic IT Best Practices for IT Managers and Executives includes anecdotes from CIOs at companies including BP, Prudential, Covance, Guardian, Merck, and others.

Organizational Learning and Performance

Author: Ryan Smerek
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190648381
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Genre: Psychology

In Organizational Learning and Performance: The Science and Practice of Building a Learning Culture, Ryan Smerek combines organizational examples with insights from research, to provide readers with a unique and distinctive lens to improve personal and organizational performance. The first section of the book provides an overview of what it means to learn as an individual and how individuals vary in their openness to learn. Drawing from cognitive and personality psychology, thinking dispositions such as a growth mindset, curiosity, and intellectual humility are explored and how they help foster learning in organizations. In the second section, Smerek describes the principles of a learning culture, providing a look into the world's largest hedge fund, a renowned food company, a highly-regarded children's hospital, and a preeminent innovation and design firm. Through these examples, readers will come to understand the social norms that increase learning. These include a commitment to transparency of thinking and the pursuit of truth, "Big Picture thinking," a willingness to learn from failure, and the social norms needed to foster innovation and creativity. Throughout the book, Smerek draws from compelling examples of organizations and research in the social sciences to demonstrate what it means to build a learning culture -- and how it can improve personal and organizational performance.

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

Author: Robert Parrino
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781119371427
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Parrino's Fundamentals of Corporate Finance develops the key concepts of corporate finance with an intuitive approach while also emphasizing computational skills, enabling students to develop the critical judgments necessary to apply financial tools in real decision-making situations. The fourth edition offers a level of rigor that is appropriate for both business and finance majors.

Dynamics of Organizational Change and Learning

Author: Jaap Boonstra
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470751923
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Psychology

This handbook focuses on the complex processes and problems of organizational change and relates current knowledge of individual and group psychology to the understanding of the dynamics of change. Complementary and competing insights are presented as overviews of theory and research Offers helpful insights about choosing models and methods in specific situations Chapters by international authors of the highest quality

Process Improvement and Organizational Learning

Author: Ned F. Kock
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1878289586
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Process improvement can itself be considerably improved by the use of information technology. Distributed and a synchronous group support systems, such as e-mail, computer conferencing and the World Wide Web are likely to play a major role in this improvement. Process Improvement and Organizational Learning: The Role of Collaboration Technologies analyzes the relationship between collaborative technologies, process improvement and organizational learning. It is based on the author's experiences in numerous process-focused organizational development projects where process improvement groups were aided by the support of collaborative technologies.

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge

Author: Meinolf Dierkes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198295820
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

In an era of far-reaching changes, organizational learning and knowledge creation are high on the agenda of social scientists, managers, and consultants worldwide as they seek to adapt to new environments. The Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge provides a comprehensive overview of how the concept of organizational learning emerged, how it has been used and debated, and where it may be going. It summarizes the state of the art and provides a full account of the diverse approaches, themes, issues, and debates of the field. The handbook unites a distinguished team of international authors, who examine both the central themes and key emerging issues. The coverage extends beyond the American tradition to include the experiences of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The book opens with chapters drawing insights from various social science approaches. The following sections examine fundamental issues concerning the external triggers, factors and conditions, agents,and processes of organizational learning. Subsequent chapters review the subject within a global context, looking in particular at processes of interorganizational learning and knowledge transfer. The next sections examine the development of learning practices and provide case studies to illustrate organizational learning and knowledge creation. The book concludes with an analysis of the state of the art and an agenda for the future. This handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for scholars and students in the social sciences, as well as for professional involved in organizational development, learning, and change.

Overcoming Organizational Defenses

Author: Chris Argyris
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002474059
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizational defences that exist in most organizations can inhibit organizational performance. This book shows how to diagnose the organization to expose the weaknesses. Each chapter contains advice about how to reduce organizational defences to bring about improved involvement and performance.