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Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors.

Senaratne, Sepani; Victoria, Michele Florencia

Authors

Sepani Senaratne



Contributors

Yousif Al-Bastaki
Editor

Amani Shajera
Editor

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an approach to build a supportive organisational culture for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. Changing culture is not an easy task. It involves an in-depth understanding about culture and its relationship with organisational learning. First, this chapter provides a brief introduction to organisational learning, organisational culture, and their relationship. Then, characteristics and attributes of a learning culture are identified. Finally, using case study research findings of a public sector construction organisation operating in Sri Lanka, an approach is presented in this chapter on how to identify present culture of the organisation and change it to a learning culture.

Citation

SENARATNE, S. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2014. Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. In Al-Bastaki, Y. and Shajera, A. (eds.) Building a competitive public sector with knowledge management strategy. Hershey, PA: ICI Global [online], chapter 5, pages 118-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2

Online Publication Date Aug 31, 2013
Publication Date Dec 31, 2014
Deposit Date Jan 16, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 16, 2018
Print ISSN 2327-3372
Electronic ISSN 2327-3380
Publisher IGI Global
Pages 118-134
Series Title Advances in human resources management and organizational development
Series ISSN 2327-3380
Book Title Building a competitive public sector with knowledge management strategy
Chapter Number Chapter 5
ISBN 9781466644342
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2.ch005
Keywords Organisational learning; Public sectors; Organisational culture; Learning culture
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2668

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