“A learning organization is a group of people working together collectively to enhance their capacities to create results they really care about.”
This is so true! It captures the principles of the Investors in People Standard in a nutshell. People are central to success, having clear objectives, being inspired, trusted, empowered, valued and developed in a culture of continuous improvement.
But, leaders and managers must be seen to live the same values as active role models of openness and active engagement. Above all they must be ensuring that people learn and develop to reach their potential and deliver what the organisations needs now and in the future.
The diagram below illustrates the extent to which learning and development permeates the role of managers.
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