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How do you build an organization that shapes its own future amidst complexity? That’s the core question Peter Senge tackles in his classic work, “The Fifth Discipline” (from 1990!). By delving into the essence of learning, adaptability, and understanding underlying patterns and dynamics, Senge unveils five disciplines that form the core of a learning organization.

1. Systems Thinking: Understanding organizations as interconnected systems where all parts influence each other.

2. Mental Models: Being aware of, exploring, and challenging deeply ingrained beliefs and assumptions that shape thoughts, actions, and decision-making.

3. Team Learning: The ability of a team to learn and adapt together, sharing and integrating information and knowledge to create something greater than the sum of its parts.

4. Personal Mastery: Individuals’ continuous pursuit of development, learning, and growth, both professionally and personally.

5. Shared Vision: Creating a collectively understood and shared image of a desirable future, providing team members with a common purpose and direction.

All disciplines are interconnected, and focusing on just one or two can make a significant difference. It doesn’t matter where you start, but avoid fixating on small events or issues. It’s a continuous learning process focused on the long term.

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