Change and Industrial Society by Dr Donald Schon followed by questions from an invited audience 5: Government as a Learning System
Government agencies come into being in response to specific national problems and crises. When these disappear or change in nature, the old organisational structure persists.
What happens when a new national problem emerges? How does government respond to the new problem? This is another way of asking how we, as a society or nation, learn to identify and solve our problems. How can government function as a learning system?
(This lecture, recorded at the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in London, will be published in The Listener dated 17 Dec. Next Sunday: What can. we know about social change?)
Contributors Unknown: Dr Donald Schon