The fifth discipline is systems thinking, the bonding agent meant to bring all the other disciplines together. Shared vision helps people see how their actions contribute to changing and shaping their future. What seemed radical then is now increasingly accepted and practiced. © Copyright Thijs Panneman. This microbook is a summary/original review based on the book: The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization Available for: Read online, read in our mobile apps for iPhone/Android and send in PDF/EPUB/MOBI to Amazon Kindle. Personal values can overcome the shortcomings of hierarchical power. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (Senge 1990) is a book by Peter Senge (a senior lecturer at MIT) focusing on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organizations. The fifth discipline handout 1. Get a detailed overview of all 5 learning disciplines in our complete book summary bundle or get a copy of the book for the full mojo! “People are lazy by nature”. Or preview the book summary via our blog. Systems Thinking, i.e. Learning and improving should be part of everybody´s daily job and not just a temporary one day event or a project. The Fifth Discipline has unlimited possibilities that increase awareness of new organizational practices and theories that can be applied by different firms in every industry. The five disciplines of learning organizations are as follows: 1. • As stewards, they serve a larger purpose with commitment and focus. The team members have to be willing to shift their mental models and be open to learn from their colleagues. Only when the vision is authentic and shared, employees will automatically participate in the improvement processes to get the company closer to accomplishing its vision. Talking in terms of tasks only results in lack of accountability for the product or service the company delivers. This revised edition was written some 16 years later, with updates based on global changes and insights from practical application. Learn how to build a learning organization today! This syndrome is described by people talking about what tasks they perform in an organization instead of what value they add to the company goal. These three ways of explaining are linked to one another. To understand a thunderstorm, we need to understand the entire eco-system, not just part of the pattern. THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE fuses these features One part of openness is to quit playing ´power games´ and be open and honest about what your real needs are. Influencer - Patterson,K, Grenny,J., McMillan,R., Switzler, A. Pursuing personal mastery is a lifelong process…you never “finish” learning. We’ll also explain the concept of the Learning Organization and the competitive advantage that it creates, and outline some key highlights from this book. But leaders and workers may not see those signs. In applying the 5 disciplines, it is important to understand: • A discipline is a path for developing skills or competencies, and practicing it is a lifelong process. This is a Summary of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline. Senge describes THREE LEVELS OF EXPLAINATION: a reactive explanation based on events (1), a responsive explanation based on behavior (2) and a generative explanation based on structural level (3). The second constraint for learning is the result from the first syndrome and is called the enemy is there syndrome. This discipline is where people discover how they create their reality and how the can change it. Read the summary here P 69 “I call systems thinking the fifth discipline because it is the conceptual cornerstone that underlies all of the five learning disciplines of this book”. We are then given an in depth description of the 5th discipline, systems thinking. Adaptive vs Generative Learning