There are those that offer insights to the world that can seem generic and don’t really offer the direction a business is looking for.
This means that many professionals can be searching for goals in a similar way which while achieving small-term results, could mean that the company is struggling when it comes to contending with the future.
However, there are those that look at the world in a different way and can offer an abundance of people a brand-new way of looking at the world. Which means businesses and corporations can adopt a new way of thinking and managing the company to achieve long-term results.
Peter Senge has long promoted the benefits of systems thinking, and has held a series of talks around the world that have allowed businesses to restructure their business and shake the shackles of methods that don’t work anymore,
Peter Senge has not only predicted that one-third of Fortune 500 companies will disappear within 15 years, but he also states that the maximum lifespan of even the largest enterprise is only 40 years.
This can be attributed to the fact that some companies aren’t employing the changes needed to move the business forward.
This could be due to several reasons, which reinforces the importance of change for those looking to keep momentum in the future and stay ahead of the competition.
To help counteract the effects of not being familiar with the infrastructure of the business Peter Senge has five disciplines in place that help manage the success of the business and ensure it’s going that extra mile to exceed customer expectations.
The Five Disciplines of Learning Organisations
The following is a breakdown of each of the learning disciplines put in place by Peter Senge.
- Building a Shared Vision
A shared vision ensures it is more achievable, so it’s important to interact with employees which will ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal.
- Systems Thinking
System thinking allows corporations to focus on the observational process of an entire system as opposed to individual issues. This means that the business must understand that every action has a consequence and could correlate with another action.
- Mental Models
Metal Models refers to the employees being able to identify the values of the business, as this will help give a vision more clarity. The business also has to be flexible when it comes to implementing change, as those that can learn are more likely to succeed in the future.
- Team Learning
For the Team Learning discipline to be effective, it’s important to ensure that employees working to bring a company vision to life don’t see each other as rivals, but rather team members. Mistakes will often be made but focusing on these for too long can mean the business is losing sight of its goals.
- Personal Mastery
Personal Mastery refers to a moment of clarity where a clear vision is partnered with a true sense of reality. There will be roles that need to be carried out to achieve the goals a business is aiming for, but unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment and mean that the vision becomes hard to instil unless the necessary changes are made.
Do All Five Disciplines Have to Be Employed?
When looking at the five disciplines of Peter Senge, some may find one more alluring than another and feel that there are only one or two disciplines that apply to them.
However, this isn’t the case.
For the disciplines to be effective they all need to be employed, as they all interlinked. An example of this is as follows.
When a corporation or organisation wants to create a vision, it will need to use the Shared Vision discipline, as well as the Team Learning discipline to ensure the right conversations are had.
Should a business decided to skip one of the disciplines, the application overall will fail to yield the desired results.
However, the way in which the disciplines are used could cry from business-to-business.
Some may use some disciplines more than others, but if all five disciplines are being used, businesses can be confident that the vision in place is realistic and achievable.
As well as offering a new way of working for businesses looking to implement changes, Peter Senge also ensures the professionals are aware of how new changes can help business work in a more sustainable way, via a series of books and keynote speeches.
If you’re looking for a keynote speaker than can help introduce change and ensure that emotional aspect of the businesses are harnessed and used in the right way to ensure every team member is working to the same goal, then why not enquire about a booking today.