Motivation to learn from multiple projects: A myth of modern work design?

Alina Maria Flestea, Mara Bria, P.L. Curseu, Oana C. Fodor

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Modern companies are expected to provide modern jobs for modern employees. The latest work design reports, however, call practitioners and researchers to respond to personnel fluctuations generated by under stimulated job. Therefore, this study explores the implications of working on multiple projects (MPs) within the same period of time for learning and development. Moreover, we analysed the moderation effects of learning contingencies tied to target person and to supervision. We conducted the study on a sample of 422 professionals from various working domains. The results show that time fragmentation, the pivotal work feature of MPs, has a positive influence on learning and this relation increases if the person identifies with the central project, but decreases if the leader is remote. The study brings insightful scientific and practical contributions for the global trend of fluctuation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2019
Event19th EAWOP Congress: Working for the greater good: Inspiring people, designing jobs and leading organizations for a more inclusive society - Lingotto Conference Centre, Turin, Italy
Duration: 29 May 20191 Jun 2019
Conference number: 19


Conference19th EAWOP Congress
Abbreviated titleEAWOP 2019
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