Title

Continuous Learning: Why Is It Still an Issue?

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

There has been much discussion and exhortation regarding the need for continuous learning in organizations. We examine why this is still an unresolved issue in most organizations by identifying some of the most prevalent obstacles to continuous learning. General issues are discussed that are associated with the schematic nature of human information processing, as well as the fragile nature of the experiential learning cycle, especially as it pertains to action. We conclude with an emergent multi-level framework that is organized around personal, relational, and structural obstacles to continuous learning in organizations. Removing as many obstacles as possible to individual, team, and organization learning appears to be a promising way to begin to move organizations from the state of relative vulnerability with regard to continuous learning to one of resilience.

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Research in Multi-level Issues

Volume

5

First Page

173

Last Page

188

ISSN

1475-9144

Identifier

10.1016/s1475-9144(06)05007-7

Publisher

Elsevier