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Murray, Peter A.; Millett, Bruce – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2011
Multiple contexts shape team activities and how they learn, and group learning is a dynamic construct that reflects a repertoire of potential behaviour. The purpose of this developmental paper is to examine how better learning behaviours in semi-autonomous teams improves the level of team adaptability and performance. The discussion suggests that…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Learning Processes, Team Training, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Manikutty, Sankaran – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
The steadily increasing degree of globalisation of enterprises implies development of many skills, among which the skills to learn are among the most important. Learning takes place at the individual level, but collective learning and organisational learning are also important. Learning styles of individuals are different and learning styles are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment
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Kasper, Helmut; Muhlbacher, Jurgen; Muller, Barbara – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2008
In dealing with Knowledge Management (KM) literature, we have to diagnose three essential points: first, we have detected a lack of comprehensive theoretical models based on "grand theories", secondly, we have discovered an overemphasis of "good" values, like openness and trust, that help organisations to learn. And thirdly, we have to recognise…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Social Systems, Models, Corporations
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Lindskog, Magnus; Abrahamsson, Mats; Aronsson, Hakan – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Contemporary supply chains are vastly complex, and decisions made by actors have system-wide consequences that these might not be able to foresee. There are gaps between "best practice"-founded theory and actual practice in supply chains. To remedy this, we argue, the supply chain actors need to enhance systems knowledge. There is a need to…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Information Management, Decision Making Skills, Theory Practice Relationship
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Gottschalk, Petter – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Knowledge workers in software firms solve client problems in sequential and cyclical work processes. Sequential and cyclical work takes place in the value configuration of a value shop. While typical examples of value chains are manufacturing industries such as paper and car production, typical examples of value shops are law firms and medical…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Manufacturing Industry, Employees, Professional Services
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Benton, Helen; Binder, Mario; Egel-Hess, Wolfgang – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Despite the widespread discussion of organisational learning, there is little scholarly contribution on promoting learning through the practical application of management tools. This is especially true in a complex internal supply chain context of an organisation. This paper seeks to address this gap by exploring and analysing the capability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Benchmarking, Supply and Demand
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Klutmann, Beate – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Modern managers expect staff to accept more responsibility. However, not all of them want to take more responsibility. Others complain of not having enough responsibility entrusted to them and expect more autonomy and decision-making. In this paper, responsibility is defined as being accountable and fulfilling one's duty while being in charge.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Employees, Responsibility