Learning is a strategic orientation that many companies don’t apply. For many they employ the right person with the right skill. And maybe send them on a course.
But learning orientation is not that. Learning orientation means your company’s commitment to learning, open-mindedness and shared vision.
Commitment to learning is the value shared by your employees that requires them to develop an understanding for the causes and effects of their actions. Open-mindedness prompts your employees to use this understanding to challenge outdated and flawed mental models, seek improved ways of doing things, and explore external collaborative opportunities as part of enhancing competencies to achieve competitive advantage.
Shared vision is the ownership that your employees take in your company’s goals and values which reflect the company’s beliefs. Shared vision gives employees a sense of purpose and direction that enables them to agree upon, and respond to market information processing and other activities for learning.
How learning orientated is your company?