Is the process through which employees and managers meet the challenge of perpetual change that faces many contemporary organizations in a highly competitive, turbulent environment. Knowledge and skills quickly become obsolete, so there is a requirement to update them constantly through training and development. Learning becomes an important feature of the organization, and contributes at the least to its competitive survival and, at best, to its competitive advantage. Continuous learning is a vital component of the learning organization. [See lifelong learning.]
Subjects: Human Resource Management.