Learning in hybrid workplace: Past, present and future

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Introduction: 

A notable change that organisations around the globe have witnessed during COVID-19 pandemic was work from home at which they had to address and resolve the challenges in learning and knowledge management (De’ et al., 2020). While encountering the new normal scenario with dilution of the pandemic restrictions, organisations look into the practicality of options between the office space and work from home, and would prefer to ahead a system that can adapted fast with more flexibility (Kane et al., 2021). “Hybrid workplace” has become a buzzword as many organisations strategizing for its implementation in new normal (De Smet et al., 2020). Hybrid workplace can be referred as multiply located workspace, with people working more flexibly dividing their time across different places such as home and office (Petani & Mengis, 2021). Learning and knowledge management would be among the major challenges in such scenario due to scattering of employees among homes and work sites (Justice et al., 2020). The organisational and employee learning in hybrid workplace would be very critical for the organisational success as it can clearly reflect the learning change and adoption in the transition (Raghavan et al., 2021).
The special issue will be significant to academics as well as to the practitioners and policy makers in profit and non-profit organizations, allowing them to understand how organizations can adapt and strengthen their learning in the hybrid workplace.  The submissions that present original and high-quality research works are invited.  

List of topic areas:

  • Hybrid learning in learning organizations
  • Learning challenges in the hybrid workplace
  • Differences in learning perspectives in hybrid workplace during changing environments
  • Hybrid workplace and team learning
  • Hybrid workplace and entrepreneurial learning
  • Hybrid workplace and organizational learning
  • Hybrid workplace learning and organisational outcomes 
  • Hybrid workplace learning and employee perspective
  • Hybrid workplace learning and employer perspective
  • Psychological insights of hybrid workplace learning
  • Resistance to change of hybrid workplace learning
  • New data insights to predict hybrid workplace learning
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Comparisons across the groups 
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Comparisons across time
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Implementation challenges
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Possible error analysis
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Perception among groups 
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Acceptance challenges among employees.
  • Hybrid workplace and entrepreneurial learning
  • Hybrid workplace and organizational learning
  • Hybrid workplace learning and organisational outcomes 
  • Hybrid workplace learning and employee perspective
  • Hybrid workplace learning and employer perspective
  • Psychological insights of hybrid workplace learning
  • Resistance to change of hybrid workplace learning
  • New data insights to predict hybrid workplace learning
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Comparisons across the groups 
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Comparisons across time
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Implementation challenges
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Possible error analysis
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Perception among groups 
  • Hybrid workplace learning: Acceptance challenges among employees.

Guest Editors: 

Dr. Rayees Farooq (Lead Guest Editor), 
Faculty of Business, Sohar University Oman. [email protected]
 
Prof. Remya Lathabhavan, 
Department of OB and HRM, Indian Institute of Management Bodhgaya, Bihar, India. [email protected] 

Prof. Nachiketa Tripathi, 
School of Business, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. [email protected] 

Submissions Information:

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Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Key deadlines:
Opening date for manuscripts submissions : 28/03/2022
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 15/10/2022    
    
Email for submissions: [email protected]