This article offers an overview on building learning organisations by looking at various definitions of a learning oganisation and describing the attributes of one. It goes on to suggest approaches to facilitate learning in organisations, proposing that there should be a change from the traditional approach of formal training to the support of learning on the job and learning outside of jobs and shifting from teaching to learning and from learning to development. Also detailed out is a three dimensional approach to establish a learning organisation; continuous inter-action and integration in the domains between the individuals, team and organisational learning. Finally, the article also enlightens the readers on the pre-requisites, enhancing and inhibiting factors as well as the function of leadership in establishing a learning organisation.
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