Title

Single and Double-loop Learning: Exploring Potential Influence of Cognitive Style

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Organization Development Journal

ISSN

0889-6402

Volume

18

Issue

3

First Page

87

98

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

Compares and contrasts C. Argynis and D. A. Schon's (1978) theory of organizational learning and M. J. Kirton's (1994) theory of cognitive stylerelated to problem solving and creativity in organizational change. Similarities between the concepts of single-loop learning and adaptive behavior and between double-loop learning and innovative behavior are examined. Differences in rationales for people's intentions for action and their actual behavior are discussed, along with the possible influence ofcognitive style on organizational learning. Although there are fundamental distinctions between the 2 theories, implications for organization development are explored which combine elements of both. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Publication Information

Korth, S. J. (2000). Single and double-loop learning: Exploring potential influence of cognitive style. Organization Development Journal, 18(3), 87-98.