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Learning Organisation of Javanese Culture: A case study of Kasunanan Palace Museum in Surakarta

Cahyani Tunggal Sari and BRM Suryo Triono

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue S, August 2017

Keywords: Fifth Discipline of learning organisation, Javanese culture, Kasunanan Palace Museum

Published on: 28 Jun 2018

Kasunanan Palace Museum is part a cultural heritage located in the city of Surakarta, Indonesia. The Museum has collection of objects related to the Kasunanan Palace and the museum building is still connected to the palace. Therefore, the family of Kasunanan Palace and their courtiers maintain and manage the museum. Family involvement in managing the museum results in a different strategy of human resources management. This study aims to assess the management of human resources at the Kasunanan Palace Museum as a for-profit cultural organisation based on Senge's the Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation (Senge, 1990) focusing on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organisations. This study adopts qualitative methods through observation, in-depth interviews, and study documents to examine the overall characteristics of a learning organisation as applied by the courtiers and leaders of Museum Kasunanan Palace. This research found that the fifth learning organisation cannot be carried out optimally in Javanese culture-based organisations. The Javanese culture is too influential in organisational culture and employee behaviour in Indonesia to allow for a modern intervention.

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