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: 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.

The Art of Analysis

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 0387949720
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Computer software

In any software project the analysis stage - documenting and designing requirements to meet the needs of the prospective users - is vital to the success of the project. This book provides a thorough introduction to analysis and where it fits into the software engineering process. The author applies his many years of experience both as a manager of software projects and as a consultant to numerous companies to illustrate succesful techniques and to identify potential pitfalls. The book is based on courses offered at Columbia University to a diverse audience of students and professionals. Throughout, the author is concerned to emphasize the stages of analysis and to identify many alternative modelling tools that an analyst can use. Particular emphasis is placed on Joint Application Development and on prototyping. Readers are assumed to have a reasonable understanding of computer concepts and terminology, and so this will be suitable for a first-level analysis course or it can be used by information systems professionals who need an in-depth understanding of the principles of the analysis and design process.

Strategic Information Technology

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119484554
Release Date: 2018-08-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Successfully navigate the changing face of the CIO role Strategic Information Technology offers CIOs a handbook for engaging with the senior management conversations surrounding strategy. The CIO role is currently undergoing a massive transition from technology-focused expert to a more strategic mindset, and this book provides proven methods for taking your seat at the table. Lessons from high-performing CIOs and a wealth of leading-edge insight provide invaluable guidance for positioning technology as a strategic driver across the business, while a focus on building the necessary connections—for example, an alliance between IT and HR—provide a multimodal approach to navigating the transition. The evolution of the CIO’s role involves more than simply technical knowledge; the new CIO must be an influencer, an engager, and just as adept at the soft skills that become increasingly crucial as you climb the management ladder. It’s about changing mindsets, translating hard skills into strategic advantages, and demonstrating IT’s value to the strategic decision making process. This book provides best practices, illustrative examples, and up-to-date perspective for CIOs wanting to: Position IT as a critical driver of overall strategy Build on functional expertise with strategic insight Learn from the stories of successful tech-to-strategy transformations Engage C-Suite peers in shaping the strategic conversation Not long ago, the CIO occupied a unique place in the C-Suite. Executive by title, CIOs have nevertheless been seen as predominantly the “chief tech expert” with little input into strategy, as IT has historically been regarded as a tool rather than a source of competitive advantage. The truth is becoming increasingly apparent, with companies around the world turning to technology in order to gain a competitive edge, and CIOs are beginning to claim their place in strategy discussions. Strategic Information Technology offers much needed guidance for a successful transformation.

Organizational Development and Strategic Change

Author: Sahab Sabri
Publisher: Academics Publishing
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Bridging the divide between theory and practice, “Organizational Development and Strategic Change” explores organizational learning, behavior, development, and technology. Covering incremental and rapid change, leadership roles, and management techniques, the book provides in-depth insight on learning and change. This book provides consultants, change agents, and strategists with analytical tools and frameworks to lead effective strategic change and bolster organizational sustainability.

Organizational learning and technological change

Author: Cristina Zucchermaglio
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 3540589171
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

The most innovative organizations are those that respond to and generate technological change by acting as effective learning systems. They reach high levels of innovation when structured to take advantage of the social, distributed, participative, situated learning processes developed by their members. The design of efficient learning organizations requires cognitive, technological, and social analysis. This volume in the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology is about that analysis. The contributions focus on different key concepts, including community of practice, cooperation, and learning strategies in organizations. The book is not a comprehensive report on the field but it will substantially enhance the understanding of organizational learning and technology.

Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Societal and Organizational Development

Author: Baporikar, Neeta
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522530107
Release Date: 2017-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

As entrepreneurs seek to gain an advantage against their competitors, understanding how to share information throughout their organization will be vital in their success. Accordingly, it is critical for researchers, managers, and consultants to strengthen their own systems to facilitate knowledge management and implement strategies that will launch them into the future. Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Societal and Organizational Development is an integral reference volume featuring leading academic research on the management and creation of knowledge and organizational development theories and models. Including coverage on a variety of related perspectives and subjects, such as infrastructure and services for knowledge organizations, ethics and the impact on knowledge management, and the future of knowledge workers, this book is an ideal reference source for organizational development specialists, consultants, policy makers, researchers, and graduate business students looking for advanced research on cultural aspects of knowledge management and creativity, innovation, and technology in learning communities.

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.

Achieving Business Value from Technology

Author: Tony Murphy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471273147
Release Date: 2002-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics

PRAISE FOR ACHIEVING BUSINESS VALUE FROMTECHNOLOGY "Clearly, IT investments have never before played such a criticalpart in business growth. The book addresses the weakness existingin most management systems involving the lack of a systematicprocess to realize the economic benefits of the IT investment andprovides a clear A-Z methodology for business to bridge this gap.This book is clearly written for all levels and backgrounds inbusiness management and is a must-do for those whose businessinvolves IT, is considering IT, or would like to significantlytailor IT investments for their economic advantage." —Professor Richard P. Wool, University of Delaware, Presidentand CEO, Cara Plastics Inc. "Tony Murphy addresses the difficult question of the value of ITinvestments head on. He translates an elegant theory into effectivepractice. The case studies in the book effectively reinforce hiskey messages." —Dr. Dermot Moynihan, Senior Vice President, World WideChemical Development, GlaxoSmithKline "This book is the answer to most CIOs' need for awell-structured, pragmatic, and easily implemented set of tools andpractices designed to answer the universal problem of managing andmeasuring IT's contribution to the business. Tony Murphy's uniqueblend of practical experience, industry best practice, andexcellent communication skills provides the reader with avaluable-and highly readable-guide on how best to achieve thatelusive objective of reliably realizing the business benefits of ITinvestments." —Michael Rice, oup Director of IT, Kerry Group plc "At Oxfam we are one year into a three-year IT strategy based onthe principles Tony Murphy lays out in this book, and there is areal, positive difference in how IT is perceived, and in its realstrategic position within the organization. If you have everwondered just how you can gain strategic alignment for your ITfunction, and then how to make the practical link to IT investmentfor the organization, Tony has provided a framework that joins themboth." —Simon Jennings, Head of Information Systems, Oxfam GB

Change Management and Organizational Learning in a New Working Environment

Author: Melissa Promes
Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag
ISBN: 9783831645633
Release Date: 2016-06-06

The research in this dissertation focuses on identifying variables that influence employee satisfaction with the BMW Group’s new working environment in Munich, Germany. In order to determine how physical elements in the working environment and new workplace practice affect employee satisfaction, change monitoring techniques are applied throughout a two year longitudinal study. Additionally, the learning culture is analyzed in response to the new working environment, specifically regarding how workplace changes influence the perceived effect of the working environment on the learning culture.

Educational Innovations Beyond Technology

Author: Nancy Law
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387711481
Release Date: 2011-01-15
Genre: Education

The text explores the concept of innovation, and analyse and compare different dimensions of innovation found in the various case studies; the transfer of innovation and the mechanisms of change; on an innovative online case study database on education innovations that has been designed to be used by education practitioners to support organizational leadership, international collaboration and reflective practice in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) eEducation Leadership initiative; on a project aimed to support the establishment of communities of practice for education practitioners facilitated through an extendable online database that can be used to contribute and share case studies of their own ICT-supported pedagogical innovations. It discusses roles of the teacher and the anticipated changes to the education profession at a system level, in the coming decade on the basis of emerging changes observed in the case studies, and leadership issues at the school level. The book analyses change mechanisms for different kinds of innovation and how different contextual and cultural factors interact to bring about the changes observed.

Technology and Its Impact on Educational Leadership Innovation and Change

Author: Wang, Victor C.X.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466600638
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Education

Educational leadership draws upon interdisciplinary literature, but distinguishes itself through its focus on pedagogy, epistemology, and human development. As a field of study, it has prescribed pertinent philosophies and practices and has specified specific roles for school administrators and teachers. Technology and Its Impact on Educational Leadership: Innovation and Change covers not only K-12 and higher education leadership, but also the relationship between Web 2.0 technologies and educational leadership. Contributions within this book discuss chronic issues in the study of to technology and its impact on educational leadership that have perplexed educational establishments. This work promotes learning and further research for professors, scholars, researchers, and graduate students involved in educational leadership and related fields.