HBR IdeaCast: Learning Organizations

Last Updated Mar 11, 2008 4:13 PM EDT


If your company's rate of learning isn't greater than the rate of change in your industry, you will fall behind. David Garvin and Amy Edmonson talk about how companies can create, acquire, interpret, and retain knowledge, then modify their behavior to respond to those knowledge insights. They also use examples such as GE and the U.S. Army to explain what concrete practices managers can put into place to create a supportive learning environment.

To find out how well your company meets the criteria for a learning organization, take the Learning Organization Survey.

Featured Guests: Harvard Business School professors David Garvin and Amy Edmonson; Harvard Business Review editor Thomas A. Stewart.

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