Exectutive Summary Learning Lab Denmark Experience

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Learning Lab Denmark Experience Created in January 2001, the Learning Lab Denmark Experience (LLD) is a research institution, initially funded by the Danish Government, with the mission of doing "cutting edge research in the areas of learning, knowledge creation and competence development" . LLD encompasses six consortia, focused on research in practical and theoretical fields, a secretariat that oversees daily operations and a board of directors. The organization is affiliated with the Danish Pedagogical University (DPU), which administers its finances and charges LLD a percentage of its revenues. LLD aims to by different from other public organizations, traditionally slow unprofessional and bureaucratic.…show more content…
First, LLD needs to set a clear direction for the organization. The aspirations of LLD and the processes of research, like "working experimentally", must be explained clearly. Then, it is necessary to support collaboration among specialised researchers and functional managers but also among the different consortia. The different consortia must share their resources and findings and not feel that they are competing the ones against the others. To strengthen the unity of LLD through the feeling that all employees and managers belong to a same community, it is important to create a strong organizational culture. This culture must rely on shared values and aspirations, value excellence and encourage experimentation and curiosity. Given the high quality of LLD' s employees and the mission of the institution, it is crucial to enable creativity and encourage risk-taking. Since collaboration and coordination are core problems it is important to involve everyone in the activity of LLD, from top managers to bottom employees. Each member of the organization, at each level, must be encouraged to express its view and concerns about the way the organization is functioning. This empowerment of the employees, also involve that they are given responsibilities and are trust to perform. Eventually, the action plan must encompass a strategic control system to measure the performances of all LLD' s bodies and

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