Title: Productivity in the workplace: the role of self-directed learning and the implications for human resource management

Authors: Lucy Madsen Guglielmino, Paul J. Guglielmino

Addresses: Florida Atlantic University, Treasure Coast Campus, CO 113, 500 NW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, USA. ' Florida Atlantic University, Treasure Coast Campus, JU 313, 500 NW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, USA

Abstract: Following a review of studies linking the readiness for self-directed learning to workplace performance, the attainment of leadership positions in organisations and the characteristics sought after in today|s business leaders, the authors present the implications for Human Resource Management (HRM). They assert that individual self-directed learners are the lifeblood of the learning organisation and offer five guidelines for creating a culture of learning to firmly integrate self-directed learning into an organisation.

Keywords: self-directed learning; productivity; human resource development; HRD; workplace performance; outstanding performance; culture of learning; learning organisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2008.019541

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.4, pp.293 - 305

Available online: 16 Jul 2008 *

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