Conclusions: Challenges for improving workplace learning

Castleton, Geraldine, Gerber, Rod, & Pillay, Hitendra K. (2006) Conclusions: Challenges for improving workplace learning. In Castleton, Geraldine, Gerber, Rod, & Pillay, Hitendra (Eds.) Improving workplace learning: emerging international perspectives. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 271-279.


The contexts in which work is performed and socially positioned are undergoing considerable change. Though these changes may take on different forms in different work contexts, there is general agreement that they are the consequence of the impact of globalisation and the gradual evolution in the ways that workers perceive their engagement with paid and unpaid work activities. The global marketplace is being shaped by factors such as the reintegration of Europe and the emergence of new economies in the developing nations of Asia and South America that bring with them new forms of cooperation and competition as well as by advances in information and communication technologies that result in rapid flows of information and financial capital. These factors have resulted in widespread organisational change as organisations face the daily manifestations and impacts of these changes. There is no disagreement that change is inevitable, growth in such periods of change, however remains optional. Only those organisations that 'grow' as a result of change will remain, not only to survive, but to thrive, in the ever-evolving global marketplace.

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ID Code: 9448
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: creative workers, learning policy, knowledge frameworks, innovative thinking
ISBN: 1594545669
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Nova Science Publishers
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2007 00:00
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