Workplace learning and Generation X

Workplace learning and Generation X The purpose of this study was to investigate the workplace learning preferences of the Generation X employee. A total of 197 Generation X employees were surveyed. Additional descriptive data were obtained from follow-up interviews conducted with ten of the survey participants and one focus group. Participants indicated that they value action learning and incidental learning in the workplace. They also realize the need for formal training but offer suggestions for how it could be conducted better. The article concludes with a set of suggestions and a model of workplace learning for Generation X. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Workplace Learning Emerald Publishing

Workplace learning and Generation X

Journal of Workplace Learning, Volume 13 (2): 9 – Apr 1, 2001

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2001 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1366-5626
D.O.I.
10.1108/13665620110383645
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the workplace learning preferences of the Generation X employee. A total of 197 Generation X employees were surveyed. Additional descriptive data were obtained from follow-up interviews conducted with ten of the survey participants and one focus group. Participants indicated that they value action learning and incidental learning in the workplace. They also realize the need for formal training but offer suggestions for how it could be conducted better. The article concludes with a set of suggestions and a model of workplace learning for Generation X.

Journal

Journal of Workplace LearningEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2001

Keywords: Career development; Action learning; Job satisfaction; Motivation

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