Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 4 1999, page 85-101.
The paper presents different perspectives on organisational learning and the learning organisation, including a view on learning theory that structures the collection and processing of empirical data in the case. In specific, I differentiate between a cognitive and a social–cultural perspective on learning in the processing of data. These perspectives on learning theory are used to answer the following questions in relation to the professional employees in the organisation: What did they learn at the seminar? Did they have the opportunity to apply their work experiences? How did the organisation and its work practice change? The paper concludes by observing that it is difficult to implement a learning organisation in the ambivalent context of rationalising work processes and developing employees. However, seeds had been sowed in the organisation that from a social–cultural learning perspective could have contributed more than the case was to secure the organisation as learning.