ERIC Number: EJ1140462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Weaving Action Learning into the Fabric of Manufacturing: The Impact of Humble Inquiry and Structured Reflection in a Cross-Cultural Context
Luckman, Elizabeth A.
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v14 n2 p174-184 2017
This account of practice examines the implementation of and reactions to action learning through the Lean methodology in a unique, cross-cultural context. I review my time spent as a Lean coach; engaging with, training, and using action learning with employees in a garment manufacturing facility located in Bali, Indonesia. This research addresses the issue of action learning as it applies to line-level manufacturing workers in an Indonesian national culture. The paper first examines the role of action learning as it applies to the Lean methodology. Then I reflect on broad observations from my ethnographic research, before delving more deeply into the process and reflections of the action learning group. I conclude with some key learning points for the role of action learning for manufacturing work in cross-cultural environments.
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cross Cultural Studies, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Clothing, Workplace Learning, Teaching Methods, Job Training, Role, Employees, Middle Management, Observation, Interviews, Reflection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia