The institutionalization of management development and the money spent on it is in sharp contrast to the importance attached to what we know about how managers leam and whether it helps them to get promotion, given the specific organizational context in which they work. We therefore examined career success as a complex positive or negative function of the individual's learning strategy and the organization's structure. One hundred and twenty-seven managers from three government-related organizations completed a questionnaire. A deep learning strategy, characterized by a focus on meaning and relations, fosters career success, especially in a lowly specialized context ID contrast, a surface learning strategy, characterized by a focus on instructions and facts, hampers career success, especially in a highly integrated context The findings strongly suggest that management development programmes need to be made to measure, taking into account both how the manager leams and how the organization is structured.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- career stress
- learning strategy
- organizational structure