Learning Organizations

Part 1- APA Format- 250 Words

Learning Organizations
Forum Question(s) for Response:

A learning organization is a dynamic business environment that encourages and fosters continuous learning in order to compete effectively in a highly competitive 21st century economy. What are the characteristics of a learning organization, and how do these characteristics help managers and employees work together to rise to the challenges they must confront in a rapidly changing business environment?

 

Readings for the Week:

Akella, D., & Akella, N. (2012). Myth or reality: The dynamics of the contemporary learning organizations. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 18(1), 87+. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1081797027?accountid=8289

Esmaeili, M. R., & Baramond, S. (2014). Organizational development in learning organizations. Advances in Environmental Biology, 1548+. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA376391216&v=2.1&u=udel_main&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=1269ee918df856da3d16c685a5d084b2

Raezler, C. (2011, October). 2011’s very best learning organizations: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” T+D, 65(10), 28+. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/910702565?accountid=8289

If you are unfamiliar with using a library database, the readings can be found here after searching by course number.

Part 2- APA Format- 750 Words

Your initial post must be at least 750 words.

Assignment:
Continue using your Term Paper Template file. You will use this same file throughout the semester to complete each week’s assignment.

This week you will write the Your Company’s Management of Data and Knowledge section and the Your Company’s Use of the Internet section of your term paper.
Topics to cover in the Your Company’s Management of Data and Knowledge section include your organization’s current use of data management systems (chapter 6), problems and difficulties faced by your organization in regards to data management (chapter 6), your organization’s procedures for collecting, storing, managing, and updating data (chapter 6), and types of knowledge management systems currently used by your organization (chapter 11).
Topics to cover in the Your Company’s Use of the Internet section include how your organization is affected by the digital economy and what issues they need to consider in regards to doing business in the digital economy (chapter 1), current messaging and collaboration software and Web 2.0 technologies in use by your organization (chapter 10), and your company’s use of e-commerce technologies (chapter 10).

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