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Understanding Action Learning


reviewed by Erik Johnson — January 15, 2009

coverTitle: Understanding Action Learning
Author(s): Judy O’Neil and Victoria J. Marsick
Publisher: American Management Association, New York
ISBN: 0814473954, Pages: 230, Year: 2007
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While globalizing practices commonly incorporate outside solutions, contraction-driven deglobalization is whetting organizational appetites to perform with existing resources. Understanding Action Learning feeds both needs by setting the table for project and people advances in workplace learning and performance. This timely book gives readers a guided menu for assessing wants, determining fits, and implementing Action Learning (AL) programs and practices. It shows how to cost-effectively embed AL skills that can help organizations create generative insights in immediate task objectives and HR development and management. In challenging economic times the modern enterprise can count on at least one thing—demands that it become more effective with its current portfolio of assets. Such competitive imperatives drive innovative work product delivery, with modern flatter organizations increasingly reliant on people in flexible team groupings to meet both short-term objectives and longer-term goals. Human capital (HC) growth via upgrading the effectiveness of employees is a vital concern... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 15, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15487, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 12:42:30 AM

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  • Erik Johnson
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    ERIK JOHNSON is a Consultant and doctoral student in the Department of Organization and Leadership's AEGIS program at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research interests include workforce development and organizational learning, team innovation and performance, and transformative learning and leadership.
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