Learning in Organizations: Complexities and Diversities

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Business & Economics - 235 pages
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Taking a fresh and innovative approach to the complexities and challenges inherent in organizational learning diversity, the authors show that there are no generic solutions. They argue there is no 'best way' of planning, organizing and implementing learning in relation to the workplace and instead provide context-specific solutions to the dilemmas and issues that diversities present.

With an international approach, grounded in theory and incorporating strong practical examples, this book is essential reading for all those studying, teaching or practising human resource development, human resource management or professional education.

 
  

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Contents

Figures
6
Diversities in organizational contexts
11
Diversities in learning contexts
31
Diversities in learning orientation
52
Diversities amongst learners
78
Diversities in learning methods
107
Diversities in learning supports
143
Responding to diversity through flexibility
174
The reflective HRD practitioner
192
Conclusion
205
Index
227
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About the author (2006)

Peter Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Deakin University in Australia. He has a strong practitioner and research interest in industry training, flexible learning, and distance education.

Eugene Sadler-Smith is Professor of Management Development and Organizational Behaviour at the University of Surrey, UK. His research interests include cognitive styles and learning styles, intuition in management, continuous professional development and management development in SMEs.

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