Information on learning organizations

Charles Kiefer (
Sun, 6 Nov 1994 07:01:51 +0001 (EST)

There are many sources of information on Learning Organizations. I
thought it might be helpful to start posting some. I think the best
single source to begin with is "The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook." At
$29.95 it is available in local bookstores; or even easier, you may mail
order it through The Resource Connection, 1-800-295-0957.

For systems thinking, try "The Systems Thinker" newsletter, available
through Pegasus Communications. P. O. Box 120 Cambridge, MA 02142. (Or I
bet you can E-Mail them; since I think Kellie Wardman is a member of
this list. Is that right?) You might inquire about a complimentary
subscription; I'm not sure whether it is still offered.

My company, Innovation Associates, is another good source. 3 Speen
Street, Suite #140, Framingham, MA 01701. (508) 879-8301. And 7070
Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 2R4, Canada (905) 731-7991. IA
concentrates on Learning Organization applied to business, although we
have extensive non-profit activities. We have a reading list of our favorite
articles, etc. If there is interest, I will try to post it here.

The Learning Circle, 83 Silver Hill Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776 (508)
443-2723. Among other things, it is developing a worldwide network of people
interested in Learning Organizations and should be a great source of
who's doing what where.

Finally, The MIT Center for Organizational Learning, 1 Amherst Street,
Building E-40, Room 271, Cambridge, MA 02139 is particularly focussed on
leading edge research into LO's.

There are many others but I must stop somewhere. Perhaps others will post
their favorites?

P.S. CONGRATULATIONS! Bill Ketter, and welcome. You're doing GREAT for
your first day.

On Sat, 5 Nov 1994 wrote:

> To whom ever is out there:
> I am interested in learning more about the "learning organization." I was
> wondering if there are any bulletin boards, newsletters, etc. Also, do you
> know any organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that are trying to
> impliment the principles found in the "Fifth Discipline?"
> I am very new to the e-mail world. In fact this is my first day trying it!
> If you could call me (or e-mail me) with any information you have I would
> appreciate it.
> Many thanks,
> Bill Ketterer (vm 800.429.5773, FAX 817.924.2774, office 800.880.6274x427)