The Theory, Organizational Behaviors, And The Interconnectedness Of Employees

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A learning organization is one that is able to transform its culture and behaviors from an occurred situation. This includes the organization realizing a repeated pattern of behaviors that is not growing or helping the organization in the right direction. When organizations admit to certain truths or facts and acknowledge flawed behaviors, then change can start. Organizations attempt to change by restructuring and reorganizing the company. Organizations learn only through individuals who learn. Individual learning does not guarantee organizational learning but, without it no organizational learning occurs’ (Senge 1990). Senge believed once an organization was in need of changing patterns to create desired results systems theories is…show more content…
Achieving a new culture and environment involves understanding three kinds of stress - discomfort, performance, and disjunctive. Discomfort - complexity and uncertainty of its environment, resource constraints and difficulty securing finances, material, and workers. Performance - expectations for success/failure related to experiences, incentives, changes in preferences of leaders. Disjunctive - violations of norms regarding need for coordination and tolerance for conflict between and among individuals and subgroups (pg85). The foundation for a learning organization requires transformation from both individuals and organizations. One of the biggest challenges that must be overcome in any organization is to identify and breakdown the ways people reason defensively. Until then, change can never be anything but a passing phase (Argyris 1991). Everyone must learn that the steps they use to define and solve problems can be a source of additional problems for the organization (Argyris 1991). The advantage of Peter Senge’s work is the way in which he puts systems theory to work. He used his theories to connect with other theoretical devices in order to make sense of organizational questions and issues. Systemic thinking is the concept of integrating body of theory and practice. Systems theory’s is the comprehension to address the whole, and to examine the interrelationship between functions. It
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