An Assessment of Faculty Attitude towards Learning Organization
Keywords:Learning organization, faculty, DLOQ
Knowledge –based organizations such as universities need to be adaptive to change and need to assist endorsement of innovative suggestion. The purpose of this paper was to find the conception of the learning organization which was first proposed by Peter Senge in 1990. The present study was an attempt to know the faculty attitude about the universities acting as such institution or not. A survey was conducted by using a sample of (N=59) faculty members of National University of Modern Languages Islamabad. In a survey questionnaire by Watkins and Marsik namely DLOQ (2003) was used. Data was analyzed using SPSS-20. The results showed variations across faculty perceptions of learning organization. Male faculty scored lower than females on the dimensions of “Empowerment” and “Strategic Leadership”. These results reveal that the university holds the characteristics of centralized, ranked structure that might obstruct a growth on the way to a learning organization. The use of DLOQ offers valued understandings and insight when planning and gauging efforts for educational institution development. It draws attention to the different dimensions of a learning organization and the challenges that should be overcome if the institution is to bring merit among higher education institutions.
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