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Evaluation of British Petroleum's Learning Effectiveness

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  • Essay length: 4033 words
  • Submitted: 18/06/2004
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Evaluation of British Petroleum's Learning Effectiveness

1. Introduction

Organization learning plays an important role in organizational survival, growth, and developing in the increasingly changing environment. (Popper& Lipshitz, 2000) Expect responding to the changing environment (Dodgson, 1993), organizational learning also contributes to the participant of employees' thinking and their commitments (Senge, 1990), with a consequential result of a long-term development of the organization. (Kloot, 1996) Nowadays, more and more researchers have exploited a number of issues on transforming corporations into learning organizations which embrace learning at all levels. (Stewart, 2001; Pedler, Burgoyne & Boydell, 1991) According to Senge (1996, p.35), learning organization is defined as "in which learning becomes institutionalized as an inescapable way of life for managers and worker alike".

As one of the biggest organizations in the world, British Petroleum (BP) has regarded itself as a learning organization that tried to be adapted and responsive to the changing environment through learning. (Prokesch, 1997)It is the purpose of this report to critically examine BP's learning effectiveness through our learning mode. Firstly, after a brief explanation of our learning mode and the background of BP, the evaluation of BP will be provided in depth by six elements,

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