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Exploring the OCN method as a means of organizational learning
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering. (KLOK (Kvalitet i Lärande OrganisationsKultur), LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5545-5457
University West, Department of Economics and IT. (KLOK, LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3914-3212
University West, Department of Engineering Science. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1103-7653
2012 (English)In: Exploring the OCN method as a means of organizational learning, 2012Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose -. The aim of the paper is to examine whether the use of the OCN-method also leads to organizational learning. The studied organisations are one municipality (Lerum) in west Sweden and one nonprofit professional Swedish organization, the Swedish Association of Body workers.

 

Methodology/approach - The empirical data are derived from two focus group interviews of selected employees having different functions in the studied organisations and one in-depth interviews. The interviews are analyzed in accordance with grounded theory.  We also examine which strengths and possibilities for improvements the OCN-method has regarding organisational learning.

 

Findings -  The interview questions are semi-structured and examine the degree and type of learning that is created by using the OCN-method. Using open-ended questions is assumed to be well suited for research in new areas.  The findings from the interviews are related to the five disciplines of the learning organisation.

 

Research limitation/implication- The empirical data is limited to two different kinds of organisations. It would be of general interest to examine whether the usage of the OCN-method also contributes to learning in organisations.   

 

Orginality/value - The connection between the OCN -method (Open College Network) and the learning organisation is not very well examined.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keyword [en]
learning organisation, Open College Network (OCN), quality assurance, validation, organizational learning, systems thinking
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-4612DiVA: diva2:550283
Conference
15th Uddevalla Symposium, 5-7/9 2012, Poznan, Polen
Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-06 Last updated: 2015-06-24Bibliographically approved

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