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The Learning Conference 2003

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Learning in the Workplace: Employees Perception on Their Self and Professional Development

Ramlee Musatapha.

A learning employee is a valuable asset in any organization. In this regard, learning means continuously improving one’s competencies that can benefit the organization. Literature reveals that learning involves a complex and multi-disciplinary approach. In today’s world of change and competition, workers must constantly improve themselves for several reasons. Firstly, technology is changing rapidly and more and more companies are moving to IT-based modus operandi, which in turn requires more employees to be retrained. Second, new ideas regarding organizational productivity are constantly emerging and productivity improvement programs are being implemented, often with major implications for jobs and workers. Thirdly, competition from other organizations force companies to improve continually. Finally, failure to maintain a safe and healthy workplace may lead to legal implications, negative publicity, increased accidents and employee time off from work. Thus, the purpose of this study is to present empirical findings regarding employees perception on their self and professional development in coping with the challenges of the new economy.


Ramlee Musatapha  (Malaysia)
Faculty of Education,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Ramlee Mustapha holds a B.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama and an M.Sc and Ph.D from Purdue University, USA. At present, he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Education, the National University of Malaysia.

  • Workplace culture
  • Lifelong learning
  • Work values & ethics
  • Job satisfaction
  • IT competencies
  • Self and professional development

(30 min Conference Paper, English)