LO Beginnings LO11251

Tue, 3 Dec 1996 23:07:09 -0500

Replying to LO11247 --

Tony wrote:

> I am working on a paper on LOs. I know that Peter Senge gives credit to
> Jay Forester for his understanding of "system dynamics," but did Senge
> come up with the concept of Learning Organizations?

Peter Senge has popularized -- and in many respects clearly defined -- the
idea of a Learning Organization, but there is a rich and intriguing
history to the whole thing. Shell Oil was interested in it in the 60's and
70's, as well as many other large organizations which I can't remember
right now. (I'd look it up but a good many of my books are at my office,
and I'm at home, making the information inaccessible right now.)

I think you'd find Art Kliener's book, "The Age of Heretics," very
beneficial in your research.


Benjamin B. Compton bbcompton@aol.com

Learning-org -- An Internet Dialog on Learning Organizations For info: <rkarash@karash.com> -or- <http://world.std.com/~lo/>