November 18, 2014
Since technology has been evolving year after year, businesses have to keep up with the times. Companies that function on the worldwide scale, know that change is inevitable. When it comes to a learning organization it has many different meanings. An organization that innovates quickly and acquires knowledge to remain sustainable in a rapidly changing environment is a learning organization (Business Dictionary, 2013). The company must learn and change to survive is this ever-changing world. Globalization is a process that has technology and human aspects and integrates markets and nations (Tolbert, Ph.D., McLean, Ed.D. & Myers, M.Ed., 2002).
Globalization brings knowledge together in a way that enables individuals, companies, and countries to reach around the globe more quickly, farther, cheaper, and deeper than ever thought previously possible (Tolbert, Ph.D., McLean, Ed.D. & Myers, M.Ed., 2002). Globalization in turn allows the world to reach individuals, corporations, and nations, more quickly, farther, cheaper, and deeper than ever before (Tolbert, Ph.D., McLean, Ed.D, & Myers, M.Ed., 2002). An organization must create an organizational culture and value system that will allow enable it to locate its resources anywhere in the world to achieve an edge above the competition (Tolbert, Ph.D., McLean, Ed.D. & Myers, M.Ed., 2002). A company needs to create skills and mindsets beyond and above those of most companies.
These mindsets of the employees must also change and learn to frame what globalization is all about. A learning organization will develop its people to think globally to create a total edge above all competition. To help with this, Peter Senge describes five learning disciplines that guide organizations toward a learning environment, and he creates the concept label learning organizations (Cropper, 2013). If a learning organization can provide...