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ERIC Number: EJ1005965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Creating a Learning Climate: A South African Study
Carrim, Nasima Mohamed Hoosen; Basson, Johan Schutte
Learning Organization, v20 n1 p6-19 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study is 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. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa