SOME CHARACTERISTICS THAT INFLUENCE
MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING IN ORGANISATIONS
Marjana Merkač SkokFaculty of Business and Commercial Sciences
|INDECS 11(2), 254-265, 2013
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Received: 17 December 2012
The aim of the research was to discover the motives for lifelong learning, for studying part time, possibilities for personal and
career development and the level of learning support within organisations, where randomly selected students are already employed. We were interested in motivation for
learning on behalf of the individual and its potential links with the organisation.
In this research we tried to establish which factors have the most influence on individual's personal development and career planning; whether organisation promotes career development; whether organisations promote learning and which support mechanisms are available. Employees' motive for learning, education and training - even after they become employed - is linked with the possibility to receive a promotion. The research was conducted among large group of part time students, already holding a job. Over 150 respondents filled out questionnaire and results were statistically treated. The results of this research show, similar to other recent findings, that knowledge and work experience have the most influence on the possibility for development and for a career. Clear personal and organisational objectives are also crucial. And the importance of knowledge sharing with the help of peers, coaches or mentors is significant.
individual characteristics, environmental characteristics, career development, learning