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Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning : Concepts and Cases

Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning explores why and how action learning groups have been so successful and creative in solving complex problems. The text begins by briefly reviewing the theories that undergird the effectiveness of action learning, philosophically situating readers and pointing them in the direction of related academic works that they may wish to explore. It then turns to stories of how organizations have employed action learning in solving specific, often-encountered business problems. These cases not only serve as real-world models for how action learning can b
eBook, English, 2012
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, 2012
Case studies
1 online resource (259 pages)
9780804781862, 0804781869
880899759
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Problem Complexity and Problem Solving in the 21st Century; 1. Problem Complexity and Problem Solving in the 21st Century; 2. Action Learning and Breakthrough Problem Solving; Part II: Case Studies of Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning Overview; 3. Sales and Marketing; 4. Technology Applications; 5. Environment and Sustainability; 6. National and Community Development; 7. Product and Services Innovation; 8. Corporate Culture and Ethics; 9. Talent Management and Development; 10. Virtual Settings. 11. Organizational Change and LearningPart III: Principles and Strategies for Using Action Learning in Problem Solving; 12. Action Learning Principles and Strategies for Breakthrough Problem Solving; Bibliography; Index