Peter Senge's advocacy of the learning organisation helped begin a revolution in the workplace. And, says Trevor Merriden, the relevance of his message continues to grow.
When Peter Senge was young he wanted to be an astronaut. He even studied astronautics in college. But then, like most of us, he got a little side-tracked. He got hooked on applying the systems theories picked up during his studies to the distinctly less exciting world of management. Thus, as he later put it, 'a new earthbound career was born.' The result - one small career step for a man, but one very handy leap for management thinking.