The paper "Strategy as Practice & Leadership, Intellectual Capital and Social Capital" is an outstanding example of management coursework. According to the statement, “ The only way to cope with a changing world is to keep learning” (Dixon 1998), there is an evident allusion that learning is a continuous process in the society. Over the years, the nature of learning and working has continued to evolve exponentially accompanied by organizational de-layering, re-engineering, and self-managed teams as well as home-based working that is IT enable just to mention a few. All these changes point towards the creation of flexible and lean organizations with the main aim of understanding how they work, learn from the experience of change as well as assist it, constituent members, to grow and develop form this change process.
Change has the ability to affect an individual’ s skill set enabling them to work effectively and efficiently (McDermott, 1999). Training is concerned about the transfer of knowledge to help in the perpetuation of a learning culture; appropriate action, therefore, has to be taken to improve the learning process in this changing environment. In his book, “ Future wise: Six faces of global change’ Patrick Dixon explains that individuals ought to take a good hold of their future or else the future will get a hold of them.
Although different researchers and writers in the field of knowledge management state that innovation is the best way of securing success, there is still an unclear stance on the exact changes that organizations are able to especially handle. It is interesting therefore to observe that even with the increase of human resources, technological development, strong product finances, and portfolios, managers have still not given a keen interest in organizational capabilities as compared to individual capabilities (Star & Griesemer, 1989). Discussion People in any group, community, and even organization learn from and with each other through a firsthand experience that is also collaborative as they reflect upon it.
This knowledge is usually passed on to help in the creation of an understanding through enlightenment, solidarity, and the sharing of ideas for development and growth (Hasgall & Shoham, 2008).
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