Organizational Learning Theory: The Three Types of Learning
Argrys and Schon (1996) identify three levels of learning which may be present in the organization:
Single loop learning: Consists of one feedback loop when strategy is modified in response to an unexpected result (error correction). E.g. when sales are down, marketing managers inquire into the cause, and tweak the strategy to try to bring sales back on track.
Double loop learning: Learning that results in a change in theory-in-use. The values, strategies, and assumptions that govern action are changed to create a more efficient environment. In the above example, managers might rethink the entire marketing or sales process so that there will be no (or fewer) such fluctuations in the future.
Deuterolearning: Learning about improving the learning system itself. This is composed of structural and behavioral components which determine how learning takes place. Essentially deuterolearning is therefore "learning how to learn."
Using the theory:
We can use it according to our necessity and importance
Important or not important
Correctly applying organizational theory can have several benefits for both the organization and society at large. Developments in organizations help boost economic potential in a society and help generate the tools necessary to fuel its capitalistic system.
Correctly applying organizational theory can have several benefits for both the organization and society at large. Developments in organizations help boost economic potential in a society and help generate the tools necessary to fuel its capitalistic nature.
Once an organization sees a window for expansion, it begins to grow and thus alters the economic equilibrium by catapulting itself forward. This expansion induces changes not only in the organization's infrastructure but also in competing organizations and the economy as a whole.
If you can so much aware to control yourself you don't need to apply it.Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.