Challenges and Opportunities
New Horizons in Management series
Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Cary Cooper and Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou
Chapter 15: Workplace learning: vital at all ages
This chapter positions the concepts of informal and formal workplace learning as vital to employees’, of all ages, ability to perform present and future jobs at a high level. In addition, individual workplace learning contributes to organizational success and societal progress. Individual and workplace learning cultures help organizations adopt new approaches and technologies, and respond more rapidly to the increased pace of change. The chapter considers the following content: learning organizations, organizational learning cultures, informal workplace learning and formal training, the concept of employability, and what individuals and workplaces can do to enhance the learning of employees of all ages and career stages.
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