Suppose that your organization, or an organization with which
you are familiar,( WALMMART) is dealing with a major issue in transitioning
individual learning (e.g., sharing knowledge, training programs, working as a
team, experiences, procedures, processes, etc.) into organizational learning.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has asked you, as the Vice President of Human
Resources, to assist with the issue and to help the organization transition its
culture to this new way of learning. Before you provide any recommendations to
address the issue, you must first research the root of the problem and the
resistance to this transition.
Note: You may create and
/ or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this
assignment. In your original work, you may use aspects of existing processes
from WALMART. However, you must remove any and all identifying information that
would enable someone to discern the organization[s] that you have used.
Write a three to four 3 page paper in which you
make sure you answer the points shown below
- Assess the organization’s culture
as it relates to shared knowledge, then specify the significant issue(s)
that you discovered with the culture. Determine the disconnect you
observed between the culture and organizational learning using three (3)
of the five (5) mystifications. Support your response with at least one
(1) example of each selected mystification within the organization.
- Give your opinion on the current
Organizational Learning Mechanism(s) (OLMs) that hinder organizational
learning. Support your response with one (1) example of a training or
learning initiative (e.g., sharing knowledge, training programs, working
as a team, experiences, procedures, processes, etc.) and the outcome when
it was applied to the organization.
- Determine which one (1) of the
following OLMs is suitable for replacing the identified OLM(s) that hinder
organizational learning as a corrective action to facilitate the transition
from individual to organizational learning: Off-line/Internal,
On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External. Justify your
- Evaluate the norms of the
organization’s learning culture to determine the source(s) that currently
prevent productive learning by applying two (2) of the following norms:
inquiry, issue orientation, transparency, integrity or accountability.
Provide at least one (1) example of each of the selected norms’
manifestation within the organization in your evaluation.
- Use at least five (5) quality
academic references in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
does not qualify as an academic resource.