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Field of work Organizational Psychology


New publication: Leadership and learning in the workplace

Leadership research and organizational learning research seem to be still poorly linked. In order to contribute to this intersection, Dr. Julian Decius, together with a research team around Dr. Muhammed Qamar Zia from the University of Karachi (Pakistan), investigated the question of what role perceived transformational leadership plays in employees' informal workplace learning. The corresponding study was published in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal (IF = 3.242). The results show that transformational leadership particularly strengthens informal learning when employees exhibit high self-efficacy. Moreover, informal learning plays a mediating role between transformational leadership and job involvement. Details are available here.

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Learning processes over time

This topic focuses on how (informal) learning behavior in organizations changes over days, weeks, and months. Moreover, we analyze the dynamics of work-related learning and how learning trajectories differ between employees.

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Designing work contexts

The goal of this thematic focus is to examine conducive conditions for work-related learning, employability, and organizational development, both by managers (e.g., shaping learning culture) and by employees (e.g., job crafting).

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New Work requires New Learning

This topic is dedicated to the question of how employees in dynamic work environments can be empowered to learn "what they really, really want" in a self-directed way. The "Learning Opportunities Perception Potential", which helps employees to grasp learning opportunities, is considered crucial here.