Identifying Methods of Informal Learning in order to Development of Human Resource Managers in Large Organizations in Country

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Iran

4 Professor, Allame Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

5 Associate Professor, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran


Based on the research findings, managers use of informal learning practices in order to develop competencies and improve their performance. However, these concerns have not been studied so far in the Iranian business environment. The aim of this study is to identify informal learning methods of human resource managers. After a three-stage coding have been identified seven categories and twenty-one learning methods of HR managers in large organizations. To prioritizing Learning methods of human resource managers, 301 questionnaires were distributed and collected. The results of Friedman test show that the method of learning through interaction with consultants, experts, and human resource managers, learning through dialogue with the experienced teacher and learning by reading books, articles and scientific resources and learning from Working failures have higher priority among HR managers.


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