The Learning Organisation: Spiritual Development and Higher Consciousness

By Patrick Bradbery.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The learning organisation described by Senge in The Fifth Discipline was a revolutionary proposal for work organisations. Organisations have traditionally been regarded as command and control phenomena. The more radical proposals of the learning organisation challenge this view. The metanoia required of the managers and leaders who aspire to create learning organisations is a transformation to higher levels of consciousness. It requires a transcendence of psychological development into the realms of spiritual development. This paper, based on a transcendental phenomenological investigation of the learning organisation, suggests that the essence of the experience of the learning organisation is indeed a radical movement away from the traditional command and control to a more liberating structure based on faith and trust.

Keywords: Learning Organisation, Spiritual Development, Higher Consciousness, Transcendental Phenomenology, Faith and Trust

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.77-86. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 556.241KB).

Dr. Patrick Bradbery

Manager, Professional Development Unit, Faculty of Commerce, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Patrick is currently manager of the Professional Development Unit in the Faculty of Business of Charles Sturt University. The PDU develops and administers specialist industry based courses, both accredited and non-accredited. He has had an extensive career in business management, as well as management education. Patrick has had a long term interest in education and learning, particularly in the context of work organisations, and their leadership and management. His doctoral thesis is on learning, development and the learning organisation.

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