Field of work Organizational Psychology


Publication on New Work and Informal Learning

How is new work related to informal workplace learning? Dr. Julian Decius investigated this question together with Prof. Dr. Carolin Graßmann from VICTORIA International University of Applied Sciences (Berlin). Based on data from almost 300 participants and using relative importance analysis, the researchers found that (in this order) the New Work characteristics of relevance of work, participation, and dissolution of boundaries between work and private life appeared to be most strongly associated with informal learning. Contrary to the assumption, the strength of these relationships was not influenced by the learning climate in the organization. The results of the study, which was published in the journal "Gruppe Interaktion Organisation" (GIO), are freely 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.