Thus, this study attempts to advance both theoretical and empirical research on organizational learning in the public sector, using data from the Organizational Learning and Performance Management Survey 2010: Florida Municipal Governments.
The overall research question of this dissertation is: what factors influence organizational learning in Florida municipal governments?
Key questions guiding the research include: What is meant by 'learning'? The research is qualitative to reveal more of the subtleties of the learning process atthe individual and group levels in organizations.
The research process comprises fourmain activities: a review of existing learning organization literature and practice toidentify key proposed characteristics of a learning organization; a documentary searchin the two research sites; in-depth interviews in the two research sites; and the writingof case studies and their comparison to reveal learning patterns and processes.
In particular, the complex governance and unpredictable nature of the contemporary public sector environment have challenged governments' attempts to improve their performance and accountability.
Organizational learning is the key to performance improvement in changing and uncertain environments (Argyris and Schon, 1996; Schein, 1993) because it is based on new knowledge development or performance information use, which in turn enables managers to make better decisions to improve performance.Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.The multi-layered character of the learning-in-organizations modelsynthesizes key aspects of the learning processes in the organizations studied.Themodel also provides a framework (a) for research purposes to systematically defineand evaluate learning in organizations, and (b) for management, groups, andindividuals to use as a prompt or aide-memoire to develop and evaluate learningactivity in their organizations. How do responses to the above questions change our understanding ofwhat constitutes a 'learning organization'?In particular, this study attempts to assess if there are differences in the antecedents of single-loop and double-loop learning.In this study, therefore, we use two dependent variables which consist of indicators for single-loop and double-loop learning respectively, in our models to examine a facilitative environment or condition for organizational learning.Look at the tabs at the top of the page and follow any that seem similar to the information you want.Jang, Hoseok, author Berry, Frances Stokes, professor directing dissertation Ueno, Koji, university representativede Haven-Smith, Lance, committee member Yang, Kaifeng, committee member School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department Florida State University, degree granting institution Public sector organizations currently operate in an environment of change and choice (Berry, 2007).Using existing literatureand practice, empirical research work was undertaken in two organizations tovalidate, or otherwise, key elements of learning organization theory and practice andto identify patterns in the content and process of creating a learning organization.Alearning-in-organizations model is then developed which combines learningorganization theory and practice, adult learning theory, and the management ofchange literature.