New PDF release: Action Learning Worldwide: Experiences of Leadership and

By Y. Boshyk

For the 1st time in a single quantity, the major proponents and practitioners of motion studying outline their strategy, and describe how motion studying and government and organizational improvement are practiced within the public, deepest and 'not-for-profit' sectors world wide. defined intimately are the studies of common electrical, Merck, Volvo, eastern and Korean multinationals, in addition to the Canadian Civil carrier and the realm Council of church buildings, between others.

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Advances in Developing Human Resources Series 2, pp. 96–113. Baton Rouge, LA: Academy of Human Resource Development, and San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Communications. 3 Why Business Driven Action Learning? Yury Boshy k Business driven action learning is a term used to describe a results-focused orientation to individual leadership development and organizational learning and change. It can be summarized as integrating individual development and organizational strategy with business results. Although presently utilized by companies and organizations primarily in executive leadership development programmes, it can be adopted for ‘just-in-time’ learning and for just about any process or context where learning is tied to producing results and behavioural change.

16 Secondly, in the lives of managers and executives we see greater and greater emphasis on tying learning to and with work.

Some of the returns from the projects were tangible and immediate. For example, a logistics project was able to make recommendations that represented a 100 per cent return on the investment in the programme. Returns on 26 ARL™ and Critical Reflection Approaches other projects, such as the establishment of an ongoing taskforce on customer value, or the establishment of a structure for transitioning to a global senior management structure, were less immediately tangible but set the stage for the restructuring to a global profit-and-loss statement organization.

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