The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change
Welcome to this special issue of Reflections. In 2012, the Society for Organizational Learning celebrated its 15th anniversary. In honor of that milestone, we look at SoL’s journey, from its roots in a program called “Systems Thinking and the New Management Style” to the formation of the MIT Organizational Learning Center in the early 1990s to the foundation of the Society for Organizational Learning in 1997. It is a story told by many of those involved in the on-the-ground efforts undertaken to establish and sustain this truly unique organization. The voices you will hear are just a sampling of the many people who not only have been and continue to be central to SoL’s development and evolution but also demonstrate their commitment to its values and principles in how they live their lives.