A Learning Organization is one that cultivates change through its people. It adapts by encouraging them to be creative and share ideas. I believe our Navy is a Learning Organization. That is one of the reasons I maintain this blog - to learn from you.
As part of my recent trip to the CENTCOM AOR, I was struck by the vast array of experience and skills our Sailors are acquiring executing their missions. As a Learning Organization we must institutionalize this knowledge along with the other critical lessons our Sailors are learning every day while executing our more traditional missions. To accomplish the required learning, and to ensure we begin evolving, we must first ensure we have a healthy learning environment underpinned by concrete practices and supportive leadership.
What are your thoughts? Do you feel Navy is an effective learning organization today? If not, how do we take the next step from learning as individuals to learning as an organization? What must Navy do to improve how Sailors and Civilians create, acquire, and - most importantly - transfer their knowledge? Finally, how do we evaluate progress in this area? All the best, JCHjr