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Article
Publication date: 5 February 2018

Therese A. Sprinkle and Michael J. Urick

Methods for facilitating learning and knowledge transfer in multigenerational workplaces are of importance to organizations. Yet, intergenerational learning is vastly understudied…

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Purpose

Methods for facilitating learning and knowledge transfer in multigenerational workplaces are of importance to organizations. Yet, intergenerational learning is vastly understudied in academic organizational literature. This conceptual paper aims to recommend future directions for studying intergenerational learning by examining three interrelated considerations.

Design/methodology/approach

General knowledge management concepts, various generationally based perspectives on training and low-stakes development initiatives, are examined by integrating the existing literature.

Findings

The authors suggest that improved learning will occur in organizations that facilitate targeted socialization, respond to new preferences and trends in development programs while leveraging multiple approaches including informal/individualized initiatives (such as on-the-job education, mentorship programs) and embrace multiple types of volunteering activities.

Originality value

Although other work has reviewed intergenerational learning, this is the first research to focus on multigenerational learning while considering tacit and practical learning transference from inside and outside the organization.

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The Learning Organization, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-6474

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Publication date: 14 July 2022

Michael Joseph Urick

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Measuring Business Excellence, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1368-3047

Article
Publication date: 5 January 2022

Travis W. Provance, Suresh Babu Ramisetty, Michael Joseph Urick and Kelly A. Wieczorkowski

The purpose of this paper is to conceptually explore building a culture of excellence from the ground up as well as evolving a current culture to one more focused on excellence.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to conceptually explore building a culture of excellence from the ground up as well as evolving a current culture to one more focused on excellence.

Design/methodology/approach

This study reviewed extant research related to organizational cultures and cultures of excellence that have implications for building or evolving into these types of cultures.

Findings

The findings of this study suggest that the “people side” of organizations is crucial to forming a culture of excellence. Specific people-oriented considerations to forming such a culture include leveraging leaders and understanding other influences including diversity as well as external aspects. Changing culture must occur at the assumptions (and not just artifacts) level. Furthermore, there are many barriers to building a culture of excellence, many of which are also related to an organization’s people.

Research limitations/implications

A qualitative grounded theory approach whereby researchers asked organizational members to define “culture of excellence” could help build a clearer model for the formation of cultures of excellence. Quantitative approaches should also test how successful the influencers, noted in this study are in creating cultures of excellence. This study’s conceptual links between cultures of excellence and performance should also be tested empirically.

Practical implications

This paper provides practitioners insight into the importance of culture and considerations for how to change an organizational culture.

Social implications

This paper advocates for the importance of social considerations in the workplace regarding creating a culture of excellence.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first that discusses creating a culture of excellence. Furthermore, it is one of only a handful of articles that links people to excellence.

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Measuring Business Excellence, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1368-3047

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Book part
Publication date: 12 June 2023

Nathan Tong and Michael J. Urick

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Bend the Knee or Seize the Throne: Leadership Lessons from the Seven Kingdoms
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-650-6

Book part
Publication date: 18 July 2022

Michael J. Urick

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Leadership in Multigenerational Organizations: Strategies to Successfully Manage an Age Diverse Workforce
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-735-8

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Book part
Publication date: 12 June 2023

Nathan Tong and Michael J. Urick

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Bend the Knee or Seize the Throne: Leadership Lessons from the Seven Kingdoms
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80262-650-6

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Leadership in Multigenerational Organizations: Strategies to Successfully Manage an Age Diverse Workforce
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-735-8

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Leadership in Multigenerational Organizations: Strategies to Successfully Manage an Age Diverse Workforce
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-735-8

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Leadership in Multigenerational Organizations: Strategies to Successfully Manage an Age Diverse Workforce
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-735-8

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Leadership in Middle-Earth: Theories and Applications for Organizations
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-528-8

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