States that today, the corporate environment is characterized by complexity, uncertainty, contingency and evolution. In these conditions, the design of a learning organization should be based upon Einstein’s conception of time, which represents a dramatic shift from our traditional organizations built upon Newton’s time. In this research, the author defined nine temporal dimensions of organizational culture (for instance schedules and deadlines) which could be managed in order to facilitate change and learning and examined them in relation to individuals’ polychronic behavior, a temporal orientation. Polychronic people do many things at once and experience time as a relatively intangible phenomenon that emerges from specific events. This empirical investigation shows that polychronic time use is related to several dimensions of temporal culture. These results can be used to make the development of learning organizations more effective, particularly when applied to human resource activities and programs.
Benabou, C. (1999), "Polychronicity and temporal dimensions of work in learning organizations", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 14 No. 3/4, pp. 257-270. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683949910263792Download as .RIS
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