Is There a Relationship Between Individual Learning, Team Learning, and Organizational Learning?

  • Sumeth Tanyaovalaksna University of Toronto
  • Xiaobin Li Brock University
Keywords: individual learning, team learning, organizational learning, their relationships

Abstract

Scholars suggest that there is a need for more research, particularly quantitative designs, that aim to examine the relationship between individual learning, team learning, and organizational learning. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there is a relationship between perceived individual learning, team learning, and organizational learning. With a survey we collected data from 106 laboratory supervisors in Ontario hospitals to answer four research questions: 1) Is there a relationship between perceived individual learning and team learning?; 2) Is there a relationship between perceived individual learning and organizational learning?; 3) Is there a relationship between perceived team learning and organizational learning?; 4) Is there a relationship between perceived individual learning, or team learning, and a component of organizational learning? We found positive answers to the first three questions, but the answer to the last question was a little more complicated.

Les chercheurs proposent qu’il faille pousser la recherche, notamment les études utilisant des modèles quantitatifs, qui portent sur le rapport entre l’apprentissage individuel, l’apprentissage en équipe et l’apprentissage organisationnel. L’objectif de cette étude est de déterminer s’il existe un rapport entre l’apprentissage individuel, l’apprentissage en équipe et l’apprentissage organisationnel tel que perçu par les participants. Par le biais d’un sondage, nous avons récolté des données de la part de 106 superviseurs de laboratoire dans des hôpitaux en Ontario qui ont répondu à quatre questions : 1) Existe-t-il un rapport entre l’apprentissage individuel et l’apprentissage en équipe tel que perçu par les participants? 2) Existe-t-il un rapport entre l’apprentissage individuel et l’apprentissage organisationnel tel que perçu par les participants? 3) Existe-t-il un rapport entre l’apprentissage en équipe et l’apprentissage organisationnel tel que perçu par les participants? 4) Existe-t-il un rapport entre l’apprentissage individuel, ou l’apprentissage en équipe et une composante de l’apprentissage organisationnel? Nous avons trouvé des réponses affirmatives aux trois premières questions, mais la réponse à la dernière est un peu plus compliquée.

Author Biographies

Sumeth Tanyaovalaksna, University of Toronto

Sumeth Tanyaovalaksna is a PhD student in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He received his MBA from York University and MEd from Brock University. His research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, social justice and diversity in organizations.

Xiaobin Li, Brock University

Xiaobin Li is an Associate Professor at the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Education, Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He received his PhD in Educational Administration from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. His research interests include international education, education finance, education law, and quantitative methods in research.

Published
2013-12-15
Section
ARTICLES