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The role of information literacy in learning innovative work behaviour. A case study of a Finnish organisation

  The relationship between workplace learning and employee-led innovation has been established and innovations can develop from mistakes in innovative behaviour that employees make. Learning is a mechanism behind employee-innovation. Investigated in this paper is the role of information literacy in the learning of innovative work behaviour in the workplace, and associated information behaviours required for innovative work behaviour to develop. Findings are presented from twelve semi-structured interviews undertaken in a Finnish organisation. The inter-views explored employee perceptions on how they recognise the need to use information in the workplace and act upon this recognition to use information to support the learning of innovative work behaviour. A thematic analysis revealed three emerging themes: (1) the need to develop information literacy prior to workplace learning; (2) the use of information in multiple ways to support the learning of innovative behaviour in the workplace and; (3) the use of different information sources in the learning to behave innovatively.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    10 November 2018

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    L Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    020 Library & information sciences

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Middleton, L., Hall, H., Muir, L., & Raeside, R. (2018, November). The role of information literacy in learning innovative work behaviour. A case study of a Finnish organisation. Paper presented at ASIS&T 2018 Annual Meeting, Vancouver

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Keywords

Workplace learning, innovative work behaviour, information literacy, information behaviour

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