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DeveLoping Learning Organisations in Asia

“Organizational learning means the process of improving actions through better knowledge and understanding.”


C. Marlene Fiol and Marjorie A. Lyles, “Organizational Learning,” Academy of Management Review, October 1985.

how is the development status of Learning Organizations in Asia Pacific?

The concept of "Learning Organizations" was first introduced by Peter Senge in his book "The Fifth Discipline" in 1990. It refers to organizations that are able to continuously learn and adapt to changing environments, through the development of their people, systems, and culture.​


In the Asia Pacific region, there has been a growing interest in Learning Organizations in recent years. Many companies and organizations in the region have recognized the importance of building a culture of learning and continuous improvement, in order to stay competitive in a rapidly changing business environment.​


Several countries in the Asia Pacific region, such as Singapore, Japan, and South Korea, have been actively promoting the development of Learning Organizations. They have implemented policies and initiatives to support companies in their efforts to develop a learning culture, such as providing training and development programs for employees, offering incentives for innovation and creativity, and creating networks for knowledge-sharing and collaboration.


​However, it is important to note that the development status of Learning Organizations varies across different countries and industries in the Asia Pacific region. While some companies and organizations have made significant progress in building a learning culture, others may still be struggling to adopt the necessary mindset and practices.​


Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges and opportunities for Learning Organizations in the Asia Pacific region. Many companies have had to rapidly adapt to new ways of working and learning, such as remote work and online training, which may require new approaches and tools for building a learning culture.​


Overall, the development status of Learning Organizations in the Asia Pacific region is mixed, with some companies and organizations leading the way in building a culture of learning, while others may still be in the early stages of their journey. However, the growing recognition of the importance of learning and continuous improvement in the region is a positive sign for the future of Learning Organizations in Asia Pacific.

“An entity learns if, through its processing of information, the range of its potential behaviors is changed.”


George P. Huber, “Organizational Learning: The Contributing Processes and the Literatures,” Organization Science, February 1991.

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