Title: Building a conducive, engaged, and learning working environment through sustainable and impactful organisational culture

Authors: Bradley C.Y. Ho; Norizah Mohd Mustamil; Sharmila Jayasingam

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Department of Business Policy and Strategy, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Department of Business Policy and Strategy, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Department of Business Policy and Strategy, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: A positive working environment that is conducive to engagement and learning among an organisation's employees plays an integral role in the overall success and sustainability of the organisation itself. This study provides an in-depth analysis of using organisational culture as a sustainable tool to bring about lasting changes in the organisational ecosystems that contribute to employee engagement and lifelong learning. Samples from 472 respondents were obtained, and SEM analyses were employed in this study. The empirical results demonstrate that bureaucratic organisational culture has no impact on engagement and lifelong learning among employees. Although innovative organisational culture is the most effective in promoting employee engagement, it does not impact employee lifelong learning disposition. Interestingly, supportive organisational culture negatively impacts engagement, but contributes to workforce lifelong learning (LLL). This research shows that a conducive working environment can be created with proactive nurturing of organisational knowledge as the inherent culture of the organisation.

Keywords: organisational culture; OC; lifelong learning; LLL; employee engagement; EE; working environment; human resource; sustainability; management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2021.115959

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.15 No.3, pp.280 - 304

Received: 22 Dec 2018
Accepted: 26 Jul 2019

Published online: 29 May 2021 *

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