Re: The Learning Organization Structure

Mike Gurstein (
Tue, 15 Nov 1994 20:22:46 -0500 (EST)

I think to carry the analogy perhaps further than it should go, the
previous experiences of organizations are embedded, like habits in their
rules and procedures, job descriptions, forms. Change atthe concrete
level requires "doing something" about these--discarding them,
re-engineering them--certainly becoming sufficiently conscious of them
that they are modified to in such a way as to support the changed
approaches which are being pursued. Without dealing with these "nitty
gritties" "learning" in an organization is just so much motivational
rhetoric. Mikeg

On Tue, 15 Nov 1994, Jim Foote wrote:

> Good comment. I connot comprehend how one can unlearn, rather we
> learn new things and develop new perspectives on previous learned
> concepts, ideas, etc. I suspect the focus on "unlearning" relates
> to blocks and impediments to 'new' learning. It seems more
> productive to me to focus on the future and the learning this
> implies instead of looking backward.