Organizational Learning Survey

This is an informal survey designed to gather the perspectives of a variety of people on how learning is manifested in their organization. Anyone who has worked in an organization in any capacity is invited to participate. Results will be shared online via the Learning Organization Academy website and reported on at various relevant conferences, including NERCOMP 2012. Respondent anonymity is assured. Questions and comments may be addressed to David Wedaman at

I look forward to going to work
Work is a compelling and rewarding part of my life
I feel like I am valued at work for who I am
I believe my organization has my best interests in mind
I feel like I have ample opportunities to grow and develop in my workplace
I am allowed to research, learn, or get involved in what I think is important
I feel like I can talk with my colleagues on any subject; even about inter-personal problems
I feel like my organization can adapt to any challenge
The general mood of my workplace is happy
There are lots of opportunities to have fun and play while we're doing work

Group reflection after a key project or event
Input from all members in strategic planning
Clear norms around interpersonal behavior
Clear norms around internal communication
Meetings that are effective, efficient, and collaborative
Opportunity for all staff to identify problems
Emphasis on individual growth and development
Opportunity to take time to study or research a problem or develop a new idea
Opportunities to address and resolve interpersonal tension or conflict
Opportunity to have fun and relax and do silly things
Sunny, light-filled, positive work space
Self-determination of your work goals
Opportunity to question leadership or strategic directions
Celebration of staff for hard work, difficult problems solved, or key projects
Opportunity to give feedback on your supervisor's behavior
Support for re-educating staff in emerging fields
"Safe Spaces" where you can say what you really think
Opportunities for yoga, calisthenics, or other physical movement
Lots of ways to keep up with what other staff are doing
Opportunity to work on cross-functional teams
Support of professional development, conferences, personal research
Dedicated staff who study and document your workplace culture
Clear norms around external communication
Freedom over how you allot your time
Support of risky, innovative experiments
Support of occasional "failures"
Opportunities to read and discuss relevant literature together
A feeling that everyone is accepted for who they are
Opportunities for veteran staff to mentor newer members
Clear organizational values
Opportunities to learn through play
Access to toys, gadgets, new collaborative tools, and other ways to explore new ways of working together
Access to the computers and other resources you need to do your job
Sufficient staffing
Sufficiently trained staff

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