Dimensions of Learning Organization (Academic Version; DLO)
The DLO is a 62-item instrument that measures important shifts in an organization’s climate, culture, systems, and structures that influence whether individuals learn.

Evidence-Based Assessment Rating Profile


Sample Items


Relevant Literature:

  1. Andrea D. Ellinger, A. E. E. (2003). Making the Business Case for the Learning Organization Concept. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 5(2), 163–172. doi:10.1177/1523422303005002004
  2. Berg, S. A., & Chyung, S. Y. (Yonnie). (2008). Factors that influence informal learning in the workplace. Journal of Workplace Learning, 20(4), 229–244. doi:10.1108/13665620810871097
  3. Fuentes, S. C. G. (2008). The link between learning culture and organizational performance in organizations using the Balanced Scorecard. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO.
  4. Garavan, T. N., Carbery, R., & Dirani, K. M. (2012). Professional training as a strategy for staff development. European Journal of Training and Development, 36(2/3), 158–178. doi:10.1108/03090591211204698
  5. Holyoke, L. B., Sturko, P. A., Wood, N. B., & Wu, L. J. (2012). Are Academic Departments Perceived as Learning Organizations? Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 40(4), 436–448. doi:10.1177/1741143212438219
  6. Khamis Ali, A. (2012). Academic staff’s perceptions of characteristics of learning organization in a higher learning institution. International Journal of Educational Management, 26(1), 55–82. doi:10.1108/09513541211194383
  7. Kumar, N. (2005). Assessing the learning culture and performance of educational institutions. Performance Improvement, 44(9), 27–32. doi:10.1002/pfi.4140440906
  8. Marsick, V. J., & Watkins, K. E. (2003). Demonstrating the Value of an Organization’s Learning Culture: The Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 5(2), 132–151. doi:10.1177/1523422303005002002
  9. Martinez, R. L. (2009). Impact of the Learning Organization on Financial Performance. Capella University.
  10. Sahaya, N. (2012). A Learning Organization as a Mediator of Leadership Style and Firms’ Financial Performance. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(14), p96. doi:10.5539/ijbm.v7n14p96
  11. Thomas J. Chermack, S. A. L. (2006). Exploring the relationship between scenario planning and perceptions of learning organization characteristics. Futures, 38(7), 767–777. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2005.12.010
  12. Verano, S. A. (2010). Professional Learning Communities and Student Achievement in Pennsylvania High Schools. Lehigh University.