Organisational Intelligence

The Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 17, Nos. 1/2, pp. 99-114, 2005

16 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2009

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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Purpose - Seeks to explore the notion of organisational intelligence as a simple extension of the notion of the idea of collective intelligence.

Design/methodology/approach - Discusses organisational intelligence using previous research, which includes the Purpose, Properties and Practice model of Dealtry, and the Viable Systems model.

Findings - The notion of organisational intelligence requires a metaphorically defined psychological frame of reference. In trying to formulate this metaphor, there has been a need to explore the collective from a psychological perspective. Applications of the notion of organisational intelligence operate in a variety of areas, and two of these are in organisational learning and managerial cybernetics. In the latter an interest lies in dealing with organisational pathologies, resulting in viable systems.

Originality/value - Addresses the need for developing organisational intelligence.

Keywords: Organizations, Intelligence, Organizational development, Knowledge management

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice, Organisational Intelligence (2005). The Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 17, Nos. 1/2, pp. 99-114, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1360411

Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

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