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Encyclopedia > Peter Senge

Peter Michael Senge was the Director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is presently (2005) on the faculty at MIT. He is the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL). Senge emerged in the 1990s as a major figure in organizational development with his book The Fifth Discipline where he developed the notion of a learning organization. This views organizations as dynamical systems (as defined in Systemics) in a state of continuous adaptation and improvement . The MIT Sloan School of Management is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is one of the worlds leading business schools, conducting research and teaching in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, strategic management, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, supply chain... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) is an organization founded in 1997 by Peter Senge. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The field of organization development (OD) has had several definitions. ... Peter Senge defined a learning organization as human beings cooperating in dynamical systems (as defined in systemics) that are in a state of continuous adaptation and improvement. ... Systems is an annual information and telecommunications trade fair in Munich, Bavaria, Germany Categories: | | ... Systems theory or general systems theory or systemics is an interdisciplinary field which studies systems as a whole. ...


An engineer by training, Peter was a protoge' of Jay Wright Forrester and has followed closely the works of Chris Argyris and Robert Fritz and based his books on pioneering works with the five disciplines in Ford, Chrysler, Shell, AT&T, Hannover Insurance, Harley-Davidson since the 70s and 80s through today. Jay Wright Forrester (born 14 July 1918 Climax, Nebraska) is an American pioneer of computer engineering. ... Chris Argyris (born July 16, 1923) is more commonly known for seminal work in the area of Learning Organizations which was later developed in the best selling The Fifth Discipline by Peter M. Senge. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after General Motors and Toyota, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Royal Dutch Shell PLC is a multinational oil company (oil major) of British and Dutch origins. ... AT&T Inc. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Senge initially earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Senge also studied philosophy. He later earned an S.M. from MIT in 1972. He also earned a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1978. [1] ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... The MIT Sloan School of Management is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is one of the worlds leading business schools, conducting research and teaching in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, strategic management, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, supply chain...


References


>Senge, P. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization, Doubleday, New York, 1990. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization is a book by Peter Senge (a senior lecturer at MIT) focusing on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organizations. ...

See also

Organizational learning is an area of knowledge within organizational theory that studies models and theories about the way an organization learns and adapts. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The dynamic model of strategy is a way of understanding how strategic actions occur. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization is a book by Peter Senge (a senior lecturer at MIT) focusing on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organizations. ...

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Peter Senge’s vision of a learning organization as a group of people who are continually enhancing their capabilities to create what they want to create has been deeply influential.
Peter Senge argues that one of the key problems with much that is written about, and done in the name of management, is that rather simplistic frameworks are applied to what are complex systems.
If Peter Senge had attempted greater connection between the notion of the ‘learning organization’ and the ‘learning society’, and paid attention to the political and social impact of organizational activity then this area of criticism would be limited to the question of the particular vision of society and human flourishing involved.
A fantasy theme analysis of Peter Senge's learning organization (7090 words)
Senge illustrates how this is done with the example of an informal "leaders of learning" group that was formed at Ford Motor Company by local line leaders and internal networkers who wanted to share learnings and serve as a strategic leadership body.
According to Senge, micro worlds can help managers and their management teams begin to learn about their most important systemic issues by compressing time and space so that it becomes possible to experiment and to learn what the consequences of their decisions are in the future and in distant parts of the organization.
Senge, by contrast, appears to prefer to be loosely linked with numerous organizations in which he takes on a comparatively lower profile role and works in a more collaborative mode (e.g., Innovation Associates and Pegasus Communications).
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