Reflection as a professional development strategy during organizational change
Abstract:Learning in a workplace is a human activity that demands a special set of circumstances in a supportive environment in order to provide meaningful outcomes for the individual and the organization. In times of major organizational upheaval workplace learning requires a commitment from both the individual and the employer so that desired or required learning will be adequately supported and resourced. The value of structured reflection can enhance individual learning process and contribute to what is often termed ‘organizational learning'. Using an action learning approach, I describe ways in which two groups of staff in one Australian institute of training and further education (TAFE) in the state of Victoria engaged in team based and individual reflective activities to manage change proactively, and reshape their roles and work within a new organizational framework.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Rural Health, Australia
Publication date: 2005-05-01