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Colloquium: When to learn and when to perform?

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Aaron Schmidt is a Marvin D. Dunnette Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Michigan State University in 2003. Prior to joining the faculty at UMN in 2009, he was an assistant professor of I/O Psychology at The University of Akron. His research focuses on various aspects of work motivation, particularly the self-regulation of time and effort.

ABSTRACT: Two critical and interrelated means of success in the workplace are maximizing one’s current performance by exploiting existing skills, and improving one’s future performance by developing ones skills. In the short-run, trade-offs often exist between learning and performance; time spent learning is often time that could instead be spent performing. However, very little is known about when and why individuals forego short-term performance to engage in learning behavior or vice versa. The primary goal of this research is to understand what factors influence individuals’ decisions regarding the allocation of resources to developing skills vs. exploiting existing skills. This presentation will describe a theoretical account of how individuals manage such trade-offs, as well as empirical research evaluating key aspects of the proposed model.
Speaker(s) Professor Aaron Schmidt
Location The University of Western Australia, Bayliss Lecture Theatre, Chemistry, G33
Contact Elizabeth Thompson <[email protected]>
Start Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:00
End Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:00
Submitted by Elizabeth Thompson <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:42
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