“Learning requires the same determination as any other endeavour in the business”
Sustainable Business Excellence is achieved by adopting the mindset that makes becoming a Learning Organisation integral within business strategy. In a culture of excellence, the art and practise of becoming a learning organisation is the long-term growth mindset. Developing a competitive edge for any business differentiates it greatly from other organisations.
The ability to transform to a culture of excellence where people continually expand their knowledge and that of the company creates growth in people that is transferred into operational results for the business. This should be a long-term goal for operational excellence. “Becoming a learning organisation is the glue that holds transformation together”
Business knowledge is built up over time and comes in many facets. This is not a quick fix option; it is a long term holistic and adaptive approach to improving business performance by learning and sharing. It encourages the business and its people to think innovatively and collaboratively.
This provides a unique source of profound knowledge that makes problem solving and identification rapid and factual. Experience is shared and outcomes are accelerated. Becoming a learning organisation makes the business responsive and agile towards customer focus.
New product and redesign are supported by previous learning and new insights and development are enhanced. Measurable improvement is vastly accelerated as a consequence, reducing response times.
Learning is an organisational development system of knowledge sharing, analysis, intervention and reflection “Establishing a culture where learning becomes a natural part of everyone’s daily work creates a culture of excellence. “A learning organisation is the business term given to a company that facilitates the learning of its people and continuously transforms them and itself.
The main benefits are; maintaining levels of innovation and remaining competitive, being better placed to respond to external pressures, having the knowledge to link resources to customer needs, improving quality of outputs at all levels, enhancing corporative image by becoming more people orientated and increasing the pace of change within the organisation focused on customers, and most importantly engaged and curious people.