An Understanding of Work-Related Self-Directed Learning:
Study in a Private Organization in Indonesia
Many scholars highlight the importance of work-related self-directed learning (WRSDL) in the workplace, which brings benefits for the employees and the organization. Hence, the purpose of this study is to investigate WRSDL practices among staff and managers from various job fields in order to get in-depth understanding and ways how to cultivate it in the organization. This study was conducted in a prominent motorcycle-manufacturing company in Indonesia by using qualitative method in order to get an in-depth understanding of WRSDL phenomenon. In this company, improvement and innovation had always been the central issues and become a way of life ingrained among the employees. A total of thirty staff and managers were purposefully selected and interviewed by using semi-structured questions. Data collected were analyzed using content analysis approach. Results of this study have indicated several influencing factors that essential in the emergence of WRSDL and ways how to cultivate WRSDL also notified. In general, this study provides a deeper understanding of WRSDL and has identified some good contribution and recommendation to the body of knowledge, practitioner as well as for future research which explain later.