The original Seven Essays, in a cool, new outfit ...
Email - [email protected]

All posts in General Questions

1.Please provide a scholarly definition of “Organization learning (from a peer-reviewed journal.) There are many differing definition of OL – and many opinions on precisely how organizations learn ( or if they can even learn at all). Some notable theorists include Chris Argyris, Peter Senge, Bente ELKjaer, James G. March, Herbert A Simon, Mark Easterbay-Smith, and Fiol & Lyles, among innumerable others.

2. Is there a difference between the notion of Organizational Learning (OL) and that of the “Learning Organization (LO)? Are we anthropomorphizing organizations when we say that they “learn”?

3) Please describe the extent to which you believe Google is also a “Learning Organization” If so, how does the organization “learn”? What has organization “learned, and through what mechanism (s)?

Discuss how planned change efforts might differ in domestic vs. international settings.

I would like to get some help with this one. I’m having a hard time understanding the “international settings” part. I am trying to understand the information in my book Organisational Development and Change.

Please help me understand. I would like to have an artificial or website so that I can gain a deeper understanding.

Cummings, T. G. & Worley, G. C. (2009), Organization development & change (9th ed.), Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.

1. How might the owner of a construction company determine whether a supervisor who distributes payroll and has authority to hire and fire employees has fictitious employees on the payroll and is cashing the related payroll checks?

2. Why is it desirable to have at least two officials approve pay rate changes?

3. Do you agree? Please explain! There are a few ways to check for this, such as checking social security numbers, having databases with employee information (and pictures) that can be checked my the owner and have a set wages budget. In the end it might be impossible to catch everything so that is why it is desirable to have two people overseeing these activities.

4.Do you agree? Please explain! Time cards would work if the company is a small one. I would just put more than one person in charge of payroll so they could watch each other, preferably one to be a major tattle-tale.