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Corporate Universities: Lessons in Building a World-Class Work Force, Revised Edition Hardcover – January 22, 1998
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Here's what business leaders are saying about Corporate Unversities. "Jeanne Meister has nailed the concept of a great quality corporate univeristy."- Skip LeFauve, Senior Vice President, President GM University, General Motors Corporation. "The growth in the number of 'corporate universities' is one more sign of the information age in which learning has become a lifelong commitment. Conventional colleges and universities are changing as a result, as are corporate learning strategies. We need to learn to know each other better. Jeanne Meister's book will help start that process." - Stanley O. Ikenberry, President, American Council on Education. "As the millennium approaches, corporations will increasingly take a closer inventory of their learning organizations and the manner in which they share and distribute knowledge. Jeanne Meister's book will help you prepare for this new day in corporate learning...by learning from numerous organizations who have already begun the journey." - Patrica Parker, President, SBC Center for Learning. "Jeanne Meister has redefined the territory of corporate sector education and training. She gives a unique insight into the explosion of interest in corporate universities and their impact on the quality of corporate relations with universities, colleges, and learning centers. Anyone who is seriously interested in how corporation will be investing in education and training in the next few years should read this book." - Kitty Chisolm, Director of Development, The Open University. "Jeanne C. Meister takes the reader step by step to point the full scope of how corporations are becoming educators of the workforce. This book is required reading for all those who believe that education is a first class investment that improves productivity and adds value to their organizations." - Luis E. Giusti, Chariman and CEO, Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.
About the Author
Jeanne C. Meister is President of Corporate University Xchange, Inc., a New York City-based corporate education consulting firm. An internationally sought consultant, speaker, and commentator on education issues, Ms. Meister continually researches best practices in learning and development. Visit her at www.corpu.com and join an international network of leaders in learning.
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1. Upper-management's need to build a flexible learning organization. A good example of this trend is illustrated in a Shell Oil study on changes in the firms appearing on the Fortune 500 list . This study showed that one-third of the companies listed on the Fortune 500 list in 1970 had vanished by 1983. In fact, the study estimated that the lifetime of the largest industrial firm was less than half the average lifetime of a person in an industrial society. The bright spot of this study was that those who survived 75 years or longer made a point of continually experimenting and exploring new businesses and creating new sources of growth.
2. Technologies that more effectively facilitate the collection and management of key information on the organizations intellectual capital.
I was impressed by the names and company references that this book contains. It appears as if the author has established relationships with these companies and makes the information seem more credible because it appears to be first hand and can be backed up by contacting the individual or company.
Meister emphasizes the strategic importance of the corporate university and its role as the "umbrella" for all organizational learning activities.
Meister gives very detailed guidance on how to design the CU, implement best practices, forge partnerships, and build a world-class work force.
I highly recommend it.
Author of "Strategic Organizational Learning"