The Impact of Employees’ Own Knowledge on the Effectiveness of Project Managers’ Development Programs

  • Pawel PietrasEmail author
  • Maciej Szczepanczyk
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 963)


The article presents experiences from the implementation of three development programs for employees in the construction industry. Development programs were implemented in organizations culturally rooted in three different countries: Poland, Austria and France. Each of the programs had a similar goal - to increase the competence of project managers. However, each of the programs was based on different assumptions and used the experience of the organisations? employees to a different level. It resulted from cultural differences in the approach to knowledge management of the organization. The article attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of development programs in the function of using the knowledge of the employees. The research was conducted for over two years, it resulted from the duration of development programs of the surveyed organisations.


Training Development of managers Project management competencies Organization culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lodz University of TechnologyLódzPoland

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