Cultural Barriers to Organizational Learning
The Performance Improvement Blog
AUGUST 21, 2014
Some cultures support learning more than others. Some cultures stifle learning by marginalizing the training and development function, by discouraging risk-taking, by not rewarding learning, by not allowing opportunities for informal and social learning, and by undermining performance improvement efforts. It’s not that managers are sitting around discussing how they can prevent learning; this is rarely consciously intentional. All organizations have a culture.