ORG 6600: Culture of Learning Organizations


Learners use a systems approach to explore group dynamics and leadership strategies for developing an effective team. Special focus is devoted to the leader’s role in influencing group dynamics to create a learning organization culture.


  1. Analyze cultural influence between the social system and individuals within that social system.
  2. Compare and contrast cultures that have nesting relationships (e.g., macrocultures, subcultures, microcultures).
  3. Analyze a culture, based on its deep cultural assumptions.
  4. Analyze the impact of a founder’s values and behaviors on the culture of an organization.
  5. Distinguish between espoused and real values.
  6. Diagnose an organization that uses dysfunctional thought-behavior patterns within its group dynamics.
  7. Assess deeply held assumptions about oneself and other people.
  8. Diagnose an organization that uses healthy thought-behavior patterns within its group dynamics.
  9. Create an action research plan for transforming a dysfunctional organization into a learning organization.


  1. ORG 5100
  2. ORG 5000


The culture of learning organizations: Understanding Argyris' theory through a socio-cognitive systems learning model

Publisher: Brennan-Mitchell (2015)
Author: Friesenborg, L
ISBN: 9780991160709
Price: $29.42

Organizational culture and leadership (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Jossey-Bass (2010)
Author: Schein, E. H.
ISBN: 9780470185865
Price: $55.38

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