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The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of learning organization on work engagement in Indian IT firms. Also, this study provides a holistic understanding of antecedents of work engagement at the individual, team, and organizational levels of learning organization.

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Why is it important?

Despite number of research works on work engagement, research is deficient in examining the role of learning organization dimensions (individual, team and organization level) in influencing work engagement. By investigating the relationship between learning organization and work engagement, the present study embarks to fill the paucity in academic and practitioner literature in the Indian organizational context.

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This study is vital for Indian IT organizations, as IT professionals possess distinctive knowledge and skills and hence needs to be motivated and engaged. This study offers concrete insights to human resource managers for developing prioritized composite-level interventions at individual, team, and organizational levels of learning organization for building highly engaged workforce. This study affirms that work engagement does not necessarily depend on individual factors but also on the team and organizational factors and, thence, human resource managers have to come up with interventions at these three levels to engage the workforce. In particular, managers should recognize what drives work engagement levels and in turn should work to manage these antecedents effectively.

Parul Malik
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

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This page is a summary of: Learning organization and work engagement: exploring the nexus in Indian IT sector, Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, September 2017, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/apjba-03-2016-0034.
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