NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ852684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1534-4843
Learning Environment at Work: Dilemmas Facing Professional Employees
Andersen, Vibeke; Andersen, Anders Siig
Human Resource Development Review, v6 n2 p185-207 2007
In an effort to increase efficiency and democracy, the modernization of the public sector has involved an increase in market and user control, an increased application of technology, a decentralization of responsibilities and competencies, and more management and personnel development initiatives. The concept of "modernization" signals a novel use of language and related concepts such as "decentralization", "self-management", "self-government", "de-bureaucratization", "quality control", and "user influence". These terms may sound positive on an intuitive level but constitute a source of uncertainty as to what is actually taking place. The article analyzes the learning environment in two governmental worksites in Denmark and shows how professional employees respond to the dilemmas posed by modernization at work. (Contains 3 notes.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark