Title: The concept and role of knowledge worker and workplace fit in learning organisation

Authors: Laura Gaižauskienė; Živilė Tunčikienė

Addresses: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius 10223, Lithuania ' Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius 10223, Lithuania

Abstract: The theoretical research was conducted in order to identify the phenomena of 'fit', to see its roots and development as well as theoretical progress in the main scientific areas and identify its position in management scientific field. Two elements of the fit model are highlighted: knowledge workers and workplaces in a broad sense. The match and cohesion of knowledge workers and workplaces allow achieving the synergetic effect on different organisational levels. Increasement of motivation, job satisfaction and steering of stress, as well as their own and organisation's future will influence the sustainability of organisation performance and environment which is complex and dynamic. The findings and insights will help to create a model which would show how the fit manifests on different levels and how the organisation could achieve competitive potential. Also giving the preconditions under which the management of fit would become a manageable parameter.

Keywords: knowledge workers; learning organisations; workplace fit; strategic HRM; human resource management; motivation; job satisfaction; stress.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2016.081650

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2016 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.245 - 260

Available online: 17 Jan 2017

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