Learning Organization Strategic Initiative
We believe that we provide the best possible library services when we are a Learning Organization. We consciously and continuously seek to gain new knowledge and skills. We are in a state of continuous assessment and adaptation. Individual learning is continuous, knowledge is shared, staff practice systems thinking and are encouraged to experiment, take risks and not fear failure. Staff respect and trust each other and engage in open, honest communication throughout the organization. Everyone’s contribution is valued. There is a clear, shared, inspiring vision and a strong sense of community and shared purpose.
5. Goal: Be a responsive, evolving organization.
5.1 Objective: Establish institutional standards and expectations for communication, respect and conflict resolution throughout the organization.
5.2 Objective: Recognize and reward exceptional individual and group performance, innovation, collaboration, creative problem-solving and continuous learning.
5.3 Objective: Facilitate the career growth of high-performing staff and provide all staff with the tools and educational opportunities required to develop new skills.
5.4 Objective: Create the optimal workforce for the Library’s future; identify appropriate workload staffing levels necessary for running operations; strive to attract and retain a staff that reflects the diversity of our community.
5.5 Objective: Share knowledge throughout the organization.
5.6 Objective: Actively practice open, honest communication.
6. Goal: Share a clear, inspiring vision and purpose.
6.1 Objective: Ensure all staff understand and actively support organizational goals.
6.2 Objective: Incorporate assessment, continuous improvement and planning for the future into everyday operations.