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Unformatted text preview: 1 Engineering Management Organization Structure and Systems Lecture 12 April 1, 2008 The Five Disciplines for a Learning Organization Personal Mastery Mental Models Shared Vision Team Learning Systems Thinking Shared Vision Chapter 11 2 Shared Vision Is not an idea A force in peoples hearts Creates a sense of commonality that permeates the organization Gives coherence to diverse activities Provides focus and energy for learning Generative learning Examples of Visions Cathedral in the middle ages that took 100 years to build Parents of young children that understand the value of saying no Create the perfect information system for all stakeholders Requirements for a Shared Vision Common identity Common purpose Intrinsic Exhilarating Common vision Common operating values 3 Discipline of Building Shared Vision Encouraging personal vision The only vision that motivates you is your vision Caring is personal Your vision must be a part of the shared vision Personal mastery is the basis for shared vision Holding creative tension so that the vision can be realized Personal to Shared Vision Traditional vision-making is top down Traditional strategic visions leave little opportunity for inquiry and testing Fails to foster energy and commitment Spreading the Vision Allow time for vision to emerge A by-product of interactions of individual visions Bringing diverging visions into alignment 4 Attitudes Toward a Vision Commitment Enrollment Compliance Genuine Formal Grudging Non compliance Apathy System of Drivers Vision Purpose Values Positive vs. Negative Vision (+) Moving toward something rather than away from something (-) Avoiding things we don't like (-) Energy is spent preventing something rather than building something (-) Sense of powerlessness (-) Inevitably short term 5 Why Visions Spread Visions spread through a reinforcing loop As people talk, the vision grows clearer Enthusiasm builds as clarity sets in Communication and excitement are thus generated Commitment is increased Why Visions Die Prematurely Diversity of views dissipates focus and generates unmanageable conflicts Awareness of the gap causes organizational discouragement People get overwhelmed by the demands...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2009 for the course EM 760 taught by Professor Utley during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama - Huntsville.

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