BUS FPX 4013 Assessment 3 Learning Organizations
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BUS FPX 4013 Assessment 3 Learning Organizations

BUS FPX 4013 Assessment 3 Learning Organizations


Capella university

BUS-FPX4013 Organizational Structure, Learning, and Performance

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A learning organization continually enhances its knowledge and skills, either by embracing change or investing in its employees’ ongoing education. This assessment summarizes three articles on Learning Organizations, examining the concept, learning processes, and advantages and disadvantages associated with them.

Article Summary and Selection

Three articles were selected for this assessment. The first article, “Revisiting the Learning Organization: How to Create It?” emphasizes the utilization of employees’ resources, skills, talents, and knowledge to challenge the status quo and drive organizational progress (Shin, Picken, & Dess, 2017). The second article, “Still in Search of Learning Organization? Towards a Radical Account of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization,” critiques Peter Senge’s theory of the learning organization, suggesting it mainly addresses organizational structure rather than learning itself (Shih-Wei & Lamb, 2020). The third article, “Learning Organization Modelling Patterns,” proposes that organizations should embrace learning to gain a competitive edge, presenting a model comprising eleven domains centered around learning (Santa & Nurcan, 2016).

BUS FPX 4013 Assessment 3 Learning Organizations

What is a Learning Organization and How Do They Learn?

A learning organization continuously learns and enhances its collective knowledge through individual and organizational learning initiatives. Learning takes place through internal opportunities like seminars and professional development courses, external involvement to understand customer needs and industry trends, and overall reflection on organizational processes (Shin et al., 2017).

Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Learning Organization

Advantages of being a learning organization include increased organizational knowledge, sustainable advancement, and enhanced employee engagement. However, disadvantages may include the risk of employees exploiting learning opportunities for personal gain and resistance to constant change (Shin et al., 2017).


Santa, M., & Nurcan, S. (2016). Learning organization modelling patterns. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 14(1), 106-125. https://www-proquestcom.library.capella.edu/docview/1761951428?pq-origsite=summon

Shih-Wei, H., & Lamb, P. (2020). Still in search of learning organization?: Towards a radical account of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. The Learning Organization, 27(1), 31-41. https://www-proquestcom.library.capella.edu/docview/2499042604?accountid=27965

Shin, H. W., Picken, J. C., & Dess, G. G. (2017). Revisiting the learning organization: How to create it. Organizational Dynamics, 46(1), 46-56. https://www-sciencedirect-com.library.capella.edu/science/article/pii/S0090261616300730

BUS FPX 4013 Assessment 3 Learning Organizations