Book Club: Is Your Company Learning?
Author: Siân Killingsworth / 8 Jul 2017 / 401(k) Resources
Is your company a learning organization? Does it strive to review, analyze and incorporate new thinking? At Ubiquity Retirement + Savings, we strive to create an inclusive culture of learning that everyone can participate in. That’s why we started our book club back in 2013, to strengthen our community, and encourage new ways of thinking.
“A learning organization is the term given to a company that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself.” – Mike Pelder
In a previous article, I had interviewed Professor Michael Finnegan of Quantum Camp, who agreed that critical thinking is not a common skill these days.
As a company, we want to change that.
Jim Collins’ “Good to Great”, Jonah Berger’s “Contagious”, Eric Ries’ “The Lean Startup” – these are just a sampling of the books we have chosen to read together. We believe that a learning organization goes beyond just having classes. Learning is built into the culture of our company.
Everyone here is invited to participate in the book club and anyone who participates is expected to read a book and examine the ideas its puts forth and bring his or her observations and insights to the table when we meet.
We carefully see what makes sense for our clients, our company, our goals and choose what we take with us into the future and what we leave behind.
This fosters another set of our values, community and participation.
Each person lending her or his voice to the chorus, sustaining the song, this is OUR way.