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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Knox-Davies, Barrie
URN etd-03242012-174550
Document Title The extent to which a learning organisation culture influences employee engagement in two service based organisations in the property sector of South Africa
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr K Lubbe Supervisor
Keywords
  • organisational culture
  • employee engagement
  • learning organisation
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Increasingly the competitiveness of organisations will depend on the level of service and quality of experience offered by the employees of the organisation. In short, it is the employees within an organisation that define how successful the organisation can be to the market. The opportunity to outperform competitors lies in the ability to innovate quicker, respond faster and better understand the needs of the consumer, in so doing, becoming the organisation that creates the next trend rather than follow it.

The key to achieving outstanding performance, driving both bottom-line revenue and sustained growth in the long term is in harnessing the collective knowledge latent within the organisation and freely available just beyond the organisation in the external context. This can only be done through developing a strong Learning Organisational Culture. The impact this has on the organisation is in improving employee engagement providing the catalyst in which employees perform at an optimum, minimising the unproductive cycles of the organisation resulting from employee turnover, lost intellectual capital and general employee apathy. The study provides evidence that Learning Organisation Culture is positively correlated with Employee Engagement.

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Knox-Davies, B 2010, The extent to which a learning organisation culture influences employee engagement in two service based organisations in the property sector of South Africa, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03242012-174550 / >

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