Although recent studies have demonstrated that learning organizations can achieve positive performance outcomes, there is an absence of research addressing whether religious organizations can benefit from these concepts. A primary purpose of this study was to investigate the status of various religious denominations as learning organizations. Surveys were completed of a random selection of 2, 312 senior pastors from 34 denominations. Key research questions addressed whether there was a relationship among individual, team and organization-level learning initiatives and performance outcomes. Multiple regression analysis was completed on the data. Results showed religious organizations demonstrated substantial individual and organization-level learning but lacked proficiency in team-level learning initiatives and learning behaviors. It is recommended that religious organizations explore the benefits of team-level initiatives, including the development and positioning of learning managers who can foster these learning behaviors. Developing additional team-level learning initiatives in religious denominations could lead to improved organizational performance, which allows the organizations to more effectively adapt to changing social conditions.increase the probability of the senior pastor actually receiving the emailed invitation. ... Therefore, the researcher conducted an Internet search of the 2, 312 churches from the sample email list in order to secure, if possible, the pastora#39;s nameanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Dimensions of the Learning Organization as Performance Indicators in the Church|
|Author||:||Gary W. Piercy|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|