Growing a Learning Organization from the Bottom Up

Matt Barcomb, odbox

Learning organizations seem like a great idea to just about everyone. But how do you actually create them? In many organizations, attempting to promote learning can seem daunting at best and impossible at worst—especially when you don't feel particularly empowered to do so. Matt Barcomb focuses on what you can do from multiple perspectives. He first discusses what a learning organization is and why the concept is important for the future of many organizations. Next, Matt shares approaches and considerations for growing learning environments, including common organizational pitfalls. Then, he reviews various ideas he has seen or been a part of putting into practice in the real world. Learn techniques that cover areas from product development to creating organizational programs for both individuals and teams. Finally, work together in small groups to discover tangible learning ideas that you can quickly and practically put into practice when you return to work.

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