Circular organizing and triple loop learning

A.G.L. Romme, A. Witteloostuijn, van

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The organizational learning literature distinguishes different levels of learning (zero learning and single, double and triple loop learning) in order to understand the complexity and dynamics of changes in policies, objectives, mental maps, and structures and strategies for learning. This article explores the case of an emerging new organizational design, the circular organization, in order to understand the role of triple loop learning. The circular model was developed on the basis of ideas about the relationship between organizational structure and behavior taken from theories of dynamic systems. Circular design precepts appear to provide a structural facilitation of single and double loop learning. In this respect, the circular design tends to act as a facilitating infrastructure for triple loop learning, that is, exploring the structural opportunities and key competences people need to participate in making well-informed choices about policies, objectives and other issues.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)439-453
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftJournal of Organizational Change Management
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
StatusGepubliceerd - 1999
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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