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|Title: ||From informal to organizational learning in the post-industrial workplace|
|Authors: ||Laiken, Marilyn|
|Keywords: ||informal education/training|
labor force development
participative decision making
|Issue Date: ||2001|
|Publisher: ||Centre for the Study of Education and Work, OISE/UT|
|Series/Report no.: ||NALL Working Paper;29|
|Abstract: ||In the light of current examples of re-engineering, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, some Canadian organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors provide a environment for individuals and teams to negotiate effectively the kind of organizational change which has become endemic in today’s workplace. A focus on informal learning through basic social processes contributes to employees’ collective ability to move beyond simply coping with stress to engaging in creative action.
A three-year research project, conducted between 1998 and 2001, located and studied, in-depth, four such organizations which were using organizational learning approaches to embed continuous learning within the actual work processes. While each of the cases presents a unique context, they together provide valuable thematic lessons in how to create working environments which contribute both to individual health and to organizational sustainability (Author's abstract)|
|Appears in Collections:||Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW)|
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