The definition of Organizational Learning

Some CIS Knowledge  April 12, 2010 – 09:19 pm
Chris Argyris Organizational

Hi everyone. I want to continue on some what of the same topic I was discussing in my last post. The main point I was trying to get by was that there is so much innovation in technology that relatively new products are becoming out dated just because better and more efficient products are being developed. Look at the Cowboy Stadium example I mentioned. Jerry Jones, the owner, did not have to build a brand new arena, but because everything was becoming outdated he decided it was time for some change. He wanted to update and expand on all possibilities to build the best stadium there has ever been, not only in the NFL, but in the world.

To elaborate on technology change, there has been a sufficient amount of new terms that we went over in my CIS class that help explain some of the changes we have faced in this decade. Some terms discussed in class that I would like to expand on are information systems (IS), organizational learning, strategic advantage, and the concept of WEB 2.o. There are so many technological advances that are most relevant to what I’m blogging about, information systems involved in sports, it becomes confusing and then boring after a while, so I am going to try to keep this short and interesting.

I never really explained what an information system is and how it actually pertains to sports. Well an information system is defined as a combination of hardware, software, and telecommunications networks that people build and use to collect, create, and distribute useful data. Every sports association is a business and runs like any other business. In the sporting industry, teams have their product and advertises their product to attract people to buy tickets to see their product. Not only to buy tickets, but also a lot of merchandise consisting of clothes, shoes, hats, banners, toys, balls, etc. There is a huge amount of revenue that accumulates in the sporting industry that their needs to be a reliable and secured system to be able to keep control over all the transactions and information that goes through on a daily basis.

Source: There's No "I-S" in Sports

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