What is a Learning Organisation?
A learning organisation is one that learns collectively and develops its ability to be adaptive and responsive to its external environment. The process involves individual, team and organisational learning and the results of learning are used to achieve better results.
The organisation supports continuous employee learning, critical thinking and risk taking with new ideas, learns from mistakes and from experience. It also disseminates new knowledge and information through the organisation to inform day to day activities.
The Learning Organisation may not necessarily invest significantly in formal education or training, but it does ensure that learning at work is captured as a value added resource.