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Examining the linkages between team learning behaviors and team performance

Christopher C.A. Chan (Lecturer in Management, School of Business and Information Management, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, Australian National University, Canberra)
Lynn Lim (Lecturer in Marketing, Murdoch Business School, Murdoch University, East Perth, Australia)
Siew Kuan Keasberry (Principal, St Margaret’s School, Seria, Brunei)

The Learning Organization

ISSN: 0969-6474

Article publication date: 1 August 2003

Abstract

Despite a plethora of studies purporting that learning could occur at the individual, team and organizational levels, there is still a lack of reported empirical evidence on these linkages. Accordingly, these theoretical assumptions will be tested with empirical evidences in this study. Interestingly and contrary to the literature, individual learning was not significantly related to organizational learning. Internal team learning (learning within teams) was partially related to organizational learning, and external team learning (cross‐functional team learning) was significantly related to organizational learning. Organizational learning was conceptualized and tested as a three‐factor variable that consists of commitment to learning, shared vision, and open‐mindedness. A discussion of the results is provided.

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Chan, C.C.A., Lim, L. and Kuan Keasberry, S. (2003), "Examining the linkages between team learning behaviors and team performance", The Learning Organization, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 228-236. https://doi.org/10.1108/09696470310476990

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