The Effects of Monitoring on Learning: How to Create the Best Knowledge Sharing Environment for Your Employees

Continuous learning is an important part of both organizational growth and employee development. It’s important to measure the efficiency of learning and training initiatives for ROI purposes-- but excessive monitoring may actually have a negative effect on employee learning.

HR Today speaks with Dennis Campbell and Asis Martinez-Jerez. Dennis Campbell is an Associate Professor in the Accounting & Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. Asîs Martinez-Jerez is an HBS Associate Professor of Business Administration.

-How learning is affected for employees in settings where they were monitored closely by their bosses
-Why are employees in "tightly monitored" business units are left with fewer opportunities to learn
- Examples of how tight monitoring could hamper the learning process
- How managers can monitor the progress of their employees without impeding the learning process