The public service as a learning organisation

Show simple item record Thornhill, Christopher Van Dijk, Hilligje Gerritdina 2009-03-04T08:48:57Z 2009-03-04T08:48:57Z 2003-09
dc.description.abstract The Public Service as a learning organisation is high on government's agenda as a way of promoting effectiveness and efficiency. This article suggests that the learning organisation is an aim worth striving for, keeping in mind that adapting to the ever-changing environment would mean that the aim would never be fully achieved. The learning organisation is built on specific blocks that affect and impact on the learning culture of the organisation. The building blocks have to be in place before an organisation could characterise itself as a learning organisation. Implementing the building blocks are a challenge for human resource management in the Public Service. The important factors contributing to a successful organisation, namely leadership and strategic intent are discussed and the various challenges managers have to be aware of in the implementation of the learning organisation, are highlighted. Lastly, how the Public Service become a learning organisation and its receptivity to the concept, are described. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thornhill, C & Van Dijk, HG 2003, 'The public service as a learning organisation', Journal of Public Administration, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 339-354. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0036-0767
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Association for Public Administration and Management en_US
dc.rights South African Association for Public Administration and Management en_US
dc.subject South African Public Service en_US
dc.subject Learning organisation en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Strategic thinking en_US
dc.subject Receptivity of public service en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational learning en
dc.subject.lcsh Civil service -- Personnel management en
dc.title The public service as a learning organisation en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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