Organisations can only stay ahead if they make a direct link between innovation and the acquisition of knowledge and skills by the employees responsible for creating innovation. This study found that informal learning plays a crucial role. The impact of informal learning – or proactively requesting feedback, information and help from supervisors and colleagues – is three times greater than formal learning interventions in terms of innovative work behaviour and employability. Informal learning takes place every day among colleagues in various work-related networks. The challenge for human resource development managers is to create a rich breeding ground for informal learning without formalising it too much.
|Award date||29 Jun 2016|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- informal learning