Field of work Organizational Psychology


Talk at the HICSS in Honolulu

Dr. Julian Decius reported on work-related learning profiles at the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in the mini-track "Digitization of Work", chaired by Tobias Scholz and Juho Hamari.


In his presentation, he and his co-authors Timo Kortsch and Anja Schmitz explored the following research question: To what extent are the experiences of face-to-face learning (e.g., traditional classroom training), synchronous virtual learning (e.g., real-time web seminar), and asynchronous virtual learning (e.g., e-learning environment with learning nuggets) related to the satisfaction of basic needs at work according to Self-Determination Theory?


The sample of over 3000 employees allowed meaningful latent profile analyses to be calculated. The research article was published in the HICSS proceedings and is freely accessible 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.