FOCUS – Learning Readiness Assessments and Organizational Culture: Keys to Effective e-Learning

May 7, 2001

Major Jim Bischoff, US Air Force


Based on my research and experience, organizational culture represents the largest barrier to effective implementation of e-learning and knowledge management initiatives. The learning need assessments should specifically address organizational culture and the organizations’ readiness to embrace e-learning. Learning Organizations (LO) are inherently more poised to reap the benefit of a substantial e-learning investment. Cultural readiness can often be ignored in the process to initiate e-learning.