A Review of the Relationship between the Workplace Learning and Development Opportunities with the Employee’s Psychological Well-being.

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Introduction A pre-approved topic on the relationship of workplace learning and development opportunities with job satisfaction and psychological well-being (lesser burnout) among the employees was presented in a graduate class of the MAIS 645, 2014. An overwhelming response elicited the author to further elaborate and corroborate the topic by conducting a review. Thus, this paper hypothesizes that the availability of the workplace learning and development opportunities influences the psychological well-being of a worker with positive outcomes. The progression of this paper would include the understanding of the association between workplace learning opportunities and job satisfaction followed by understanding the relationship of job satisfaction resulting in employees’ psychological well-being and lesser burnout. There are tremendous benefits to workplace learning and development opportunities to both the employees and the employers. As per Massey and Walker (as cited in Miller, 2003) the future holds that the only difference between a successful organization and the one that is not would be the level of learning in organizations. Miller (2003) states that leaders of the organizations are proactively looking for ways to develop the capacities in their organizations to learn and re-learn the strategies to implement workplace learning. The article by Miller (2003) concludes that workplace learning plays a key role in organizational productivity and effectiveness. When it comes to the employees, among other benefits workplace learning provides confidence to the employee to work in a competent manner. In their study, Panagiotakopoulos (2011) found that workplace learning and training reduces employee errors while helping employees ... ... middle of paper ... ...plication of the bivariate probit model. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(1), 139-154. doi:10.1080/09585190500366649 Rowden, Robert W. and Conine Jr., Clyde T. (2005). The impact of workplace learning on job satisfaction in small US commercial banks. Journal of Workplace Learning, 17(4), 215-230. doi:10.1108/13665620510597176 Rowold, Jens. (2008). Multiple effects of human resource development interventions. Journal of European Industrial Training, 32(1), 32-44. doi:10.1108/03090590810846557 Royalty, A. B. (1996). The effects of job turnover on the training of men and women. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 49(3), 506-521. Sahinidis, Alexandros G., Bouris, John. (2008). Employee perceived training effectiveness relationship to employee attitudes. Journal of European Industrial Training, 32(1), 63-76. doi:10.1108/03090590810846575
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