Creating a learning climate : a South African study

Show simple item record Carrim, Nasima Mohamed Hoosen Basson, Johan Schutte 2013-05-20T06:53:37Z 2013-05-20T06:53:37Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of the study was to ascertain whether there were differences in how one public and two private South African organizations created a learning climate. Design/methodology/approach – This article is based on a survey and comparative analysis of specific departments in a chemical and gas company, an insurance company, and a semi-private state-owned organization (SPSOO) to establish dimensions that foster the creation of a learning climate. Findings –The findings indicated that management support, autonomy and responsibility, time, the opportunity to develop, and guidelines to access information were pivotal in the creation of a learning climate and varied across organizations. Research limitations/implications – The results indicated that variations across departments within each of these three organizations relating to employees’ perceptions of a learning climate were not considered. Practical implications – The study revealed that a learning climate can be created in different types of organizations through organizational, group and individual drivers. It further revealed that the strategy in creating a climate of learning should be aligned with the organization’s structure, culture and goals. Originality/value – This article makes a contribution to the literature on talent development in organizations as it indicates that different strategies can be utilized in successfully creating a learning climate in different types of organizations. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.librarian ff2014
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Carrim, NMH & Basson, JS 2013, 'Creating a learning climate : a South African study', Learning Organization, vol. 20, no. 1, pp.6-19. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0969-6474 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.1108/09696471311288492
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.rights © Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
dc.subject Drivers that foster a learning climate en_US
dc.subject Learning climate questionnaire en_US
dc.subject Dimensions of a learning climate en_US
dc.subject ANOVA en_US
dc.subject Friedman procedure en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational learning -- South Africa en
dc.title Creating a learning climate : a South African study en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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