Learning in the Twenty-First-Century Workplace

Posted: 25 Mar 2014

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Raymond Noe

Ohio State University (OSU) - Human Resource Research

Alena Clarke

University of Maryland

Howard J. Klein

Ohio State University (OSU) - Human Resource Research

Date Written: March 2014

Abstract

Human capital resources are key for organizations to gain a competitive advantage. Learning based on formal training and development programs, informal learning, and knowledge sharing influences the development of human capital resources. This article provides a selective review of research on learning that occurs in many different forms and at the individual, team, and organizational levels. It is organized around five themes — thinking differently about learning, reconsidering the form and design of learning, facilitating learning in the workplace, expanding the scope of learning outcomes, and improving methodology in learning research. These themes provide a framework for understanding how learning can contribute to the development of human capital resources and organizations’ competitive advantage. For each theme, relevant research is reviewed, and limitations and future research directions are provided.

Suggested Citation

Noe, Raymond and Clarke, Alena and Klein, Howard J., Learning in the Twenty-First-Century Workplace (March 2014). Annual Review of Organizational Psychology & Organizational Behavior, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 245-275, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2414452 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-031413-091321

Raymond Noe (Contact Author)

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Alena Clarke

University of Maryland ( email )

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University of Maryland
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Howard J. Klein

Ohio State University (OSU) - Human Resource Research ( email )

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2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1144
United States

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