Title: Workplace learning: a new model applied in a case study in the Netherlands

Authors: Simone J. Van Zolingen; Laura Wortel

Addresses: Institute for Management Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9108, 6500 HK Nijmegen, The Netherlands. ' Philips Healthcare, 5684 PC Best, The Netherlands

Abstract: This article presents a new model for workplace learning based on an extensive literature search. The new model focuses on organisational variables that cause workplace learning, and that can be influenced by actions of management. The model has been applied in a case study in an organisation (a Dutch water board). Findings show that with the new model of workplace learning a rich picture of workplace learning can be constructed. Moreover, this picture enables management to improve workplace learning systematically with planned interventions.

Keywords: new models; learning potential; Netherlands; Holland; organisational variables; managerial actions; planned interventions; water boards; human resource development; HRD; human resource management; HRM; workplace learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2012.044197

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2012 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.9 - 30

Published online: 11 Dec 2011 *

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