Organizational learning and motivation among public secondary school teachers in Nandi county, Kenya
Subject Area:Social Sciences and Humanities
This study investigated influence of organizational learning on motivation among teachers of Nandi county public secondary schools. It specifically assessed the influence of learning from past experience, and learning from others, and quick and efficient knowledge transfer on teacher motivation. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design. A sample of 82 teachers was drawn from 5 schools selected using cluster sampling technique to participate in the survey by completing structured questionnaires, developed by the researcher. The data was analyzed descriptively using means and percentages and presented in tables and graphs. The results revealed that learning from past experience, and learning from others, and quick and efficient knowledge transfer, as aspects of organizational learning, had an influence on teacher motivation, with teachers who reported that their schools had good environment that fostered these aspects scoring higher in motivation. The study concludes that organizational learning has an influence on motivational levels of public secondary school teachers in Nandi County, Kenya. The study recommends that school heads introduce multi-discipline empowerment where employees are allowed to learn another relevant skill, employ mentoring and couching as a developmental tool for staff, create space and time for individuals and teams to be innovative.