Field of work Organizational Psychology


Publication on New Learning

In 2022, Dr. Julian Decius published a theoretical model of the New Learning process together with Prof. Dr. Timo Kortsch, Dr. Hilko Paulsen, and Prof. Dr. Anja Schmitz. First model assumptions have now been empirically supported and were published in an article in "Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell" (Kortsch, Decius, & Paulsen, 2023).

The basic idea of the model is that certain prerequisites of the learners and the work environment are important for New Learning so that learning opportunities can be recognized and exploited. A survey of 129 employees at three measurement points revealed the expected relationships between the LOPP (Learning Opportunities Perception Potential) - a perception potential for learning opportunities - and perceived learning opportunities, which in turn are associated with learning intention. There was also a compensatory effect: on the one hand, a strong learning culture is conducive to learning for all learners (whether they have a high or low LOPP). On the other hand, it was shown that individuals with a high perception potential for learning opportunities can learn well even with a low learning culture. The most unfavorable combination is accordingly: low LOPP and a low learning culture. It is therefore best for companies to promote the learning culture and LOPP of their employees. The study results can be found here.

Publikation zu New Learning

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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.