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In the 2nd stage of this unit we were asked to do an Organisational Development (OD) task. This involved working in our group and creating a learning organisation. Peter Senge defined the learning organisation as a place:

"Where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together"

We stayed in the same groups as we were in for the first stage of this unit. The aim of this learning organisation was to meet and fulfill development needs of all the group members. The development needs were the ones identified in our action plan in assignment 1. The way we were going to develop the needs of the group was by creating and measuring different activities.

This report will reflect on how I performed in the group and also what skills I have developed during the OD tasks.

The objectives are as follows:

ØHow my own behavior impacted on the learning organisation.

ØWhat learning and competence development I achieved and our organisation as a whole.

ØA revised action plan


Our group consisted of nearly 30 members so we had to have a consensus of how we were going to allocate our time to help each other to develop or improve their skills. First of all we had to find out how we were going to achieve this and secondly what tasks/activities the organisation were going to carry out.

Once our group had started to settle down and habits started to set in, things were difficult to change this was because we were only going to be together for a few weeks. In our group there were...