T. Wheelen, J. Hunger, A. Hoffman, and C. Bamford; (2018), Strategic Management and Business Policy: Globalization, Innovation, and Sustainability, 15th Edition; New York: Pearson
Assignment: Discussion (Chapters 1-2)
The intent is to create a forum for sharing discoveries as you are reading the chapters.
Week 1: Discussion (Chapters 1 & 2)
What is a learning organization? Is this approach to strategic management better than the more traditional top-down approach in which strategic planning is primarily done by top management?
List two different (existing) businesses that you believe are operating as a learning organization (remember you cannot choose the same business/company as another student) Explain how each business practices a learning organization objective.
Use both of those businesses and discuss why you believe that a learning organization as opposed to top-down management works well for each of those businesses.
Discuss in detail which you personally prefer to work, 1) a learning organization or 2) a top-down management system.