This exploratory, interview-based study (n=29) elicits activities carried out by managers in support of employees learning and surfaces similarities and differences in the ways these activities are perceived by novice, experienced and mid-career workers. Analysis suggests that managers provide a wide variety of types of learning support, ranging from hands-on support on operational issues, structuring individual development programmes and advice on learning opportunities, to coaching, career advice, counseling and being a role model. The perceptions of novice, experienced and mid-career professionals are compared and contrasted, tentative patterns identified and a typology of managers learning facilitation activities proposed.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- workplace learning
- workplace learning facilitation
- managerial facilitation
- employee learning