Vicarious Learning

Association Between Team Learning Behavior and Reduced Burnout Among Medicine Residents

Citation Myers, C.G., Sateia, H.F., & Desai, S.V. (2018). Association between team learning behavior and reduced burnout among medicine residents. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(12) 2037–2039. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4596-2 Summary Burnout is a pervasive and alarming issue for physicians-in-training (residents), as well as practicing physicians, with significant consequences for resident well-being, care quality, and patient safety. Efforts to address burnout have emphasized both organization-level factors that create more supportive environments and individual-level factors that enhance physician resilience in the face of challenges.

Coactive Vicarious Learning: Toward a Relational Theory of Vicarious Learning in Organizations

Citation Myers, C.G. (2018). Coactive vicarious learning: Toward a relational theory of vicarious learning in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 43(4), 610–634. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2016.0202 Abstract Vicarious learning — individual learning that occurs through being exposed to and making meaning from another’s experience — has long been recognized as a driver of individual, team, and organizational success. Yet existing perspectives on this critical learning process have remained fairly limited, often casting vicarious learning as simply an intrapersonal, one-way process of observation and imitation.

To Cope with Stress, Try Learning Something New

Citation Zhang, C., Myers, C.G., & Mayer, D.M. (2018, September). To cope with stress, try learning something new. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2018/09/to-cope-with-stress-try-learning-something-new Translated Zhang, C., Myers, C.G., & Mayer, D.M. (2018). Chcesz poradzić sobie ze stresem? Naucz się czegoś nowego. Harvard Business Review Polska. https://www.hbrp.pl/b/chcesz-poradzic-sobie-ze-stresem-naucz-sie-czegos-nowego/P15XquYpw Summarized (Management Tip) Learn something new to relieve some stress (2018, November). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/tip/2018/11/learn-something-new-to-relieve-some-stress Reprinted Zhang, C., Myers, C.G., & Mayer, D.

Social Media as a Platform for Surgical Learning: Use and Engagement Patterns Among Robotic Surgeons

Citation Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Social media as a platform for surgical learning: Use and engagement patterns among robotic surgeons. Annals of Surgery, 267(2), 233–235. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002479 Abstract In response to technological advances and growing dispersion of surgical practice around the globe, social media platforms have emerged in recent years as channels for surgeons to share experiences, ask questions, and learn from one another. To better understand surgeons’ engagement with these platforms, we analyzed data from a closed-membership Facebook group for robotic surgeons.

Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills

Citation Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2017, October). Surgeons are using social media to share and learn new skills. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2017/10/surgeons-are-using-social-media-to-share-and-learn-new-skills Translated 克里斯托弗·迈尔斯 [Myers], 优素福·库德斯 [Kudsi], 阿米尔·加佛理等 [Ghaferi]. (2017, December). 外科医生利用社交媒体学习新技能. Harvard Business Review China. http://www.hbrchina.org/2017-12-08/5715.html Translated كريستوفر مايرز [Myers], يوسف قدسي [Kudsi], أمير غافيري [Ghaferi]. (2017, December). الجراحون يستفيدون من وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي لمشاركة وتعلّم مهارات جديدة Harvard Business Review Arabia. https://hbrarabic.

When Health Care Providers Look at Problems from Multiple Perspectives, Patients Benefit

Citation Frimpong, J.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Lu-Myers, Y. (2017, June). When health care providers look at problems from multiple perspectives, patients benefit. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2017/06/when-health-care-providers-look-at-problems-from-multiple-perspectives-patients-benefit/ Summary Health care providers have vastly different ways of seeing and treating patients, as differences in profession, specialty, experience, or background lead them to pay attention to particular signals or cues, and influence how they approach problems. While diverse perspectives and approaches to care are important, if they are not managed appropriately, they can cause misunderstandings, bias decision-making, and get in the way of the best care.

Agency in Vicarious Learning at Work

Citation Myers, C.G. & DeRue, D.S. (2017). Agency in vicarious learning at work. In J.E. Ellingson & R.A. Noe (Eds.), Autonomous Learning in the Workplace, SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series (pp. 15–37). New York, NY: Routledge. Book Info Autonomous Learning in the Workplace Edited by Jill E. Ellingson & Raymond A. Noe More Information

Transferring Knowledge Between Projects at NASA JPL

Please Note: This case was updated in July 2017. The new version supersedes and replaces the original (published in September 2016). Citation Leonard, D.A., & Myers, C.G. (2016, September; Revised 2017, July). Transferring knowledge between projects at NASA JPL (A). HBS Case No. 917-404. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. Supplemental Case: Leonard, D.A., & Myers, C.G. (2016, September; Revised 2017, July). Transferring knowledge between projects at NASA JPL (B).

Antecedents and Performance Benefits of Reciprocal Vicarious Learning in Teams

Citation Myers, C.G. (2016). Antecedents and performance benefits of reciprocal vicarious learning in teams. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2016.55 Conference Award Received the 2016 MOC Division Best Dissertation-based Paper Award Abstract Vicarious learning - the process by which an individual learns from another’s experience - has long been recognized as a source of development and performance improvement in organizations, at both individual and collective levels. Yet existing perspectives on this critical learning process have been fairly limited, typically casting vicarious learning as a simplistic, one- way process of observation and imitation.

Is Your Company Encouraging Employees to Share What They Know?

Citation Myers, C.G. (2015, November). Is your company encouraging employees to share what they know? Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2015/11/is-your-company-encouraging-employees-to-share-what-they-know/ Reprinted Myers, C.G. (2016). Vicarious learning: Employees sharing what they know. We Seek: Learning From & With Each Other, Issue Zero, 18 – 21. Summarized (Management Tip) Rousmaniere, D. (2016, January). Help your employees learn from each other. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/tip/2016/01/help-your-employees-learn-from-each-other Translated and Summarized (Management Tip) 張茂芸.