Due to the process of globalisation it becomes more and more essential for companies of all branches to be adaptive toward the requirements of the markets. A well-known example for this circumstance is the trade rivalry between the famous companies Apple and Microsoft in order to get the predominance at the global operating-system-market. Therefore are employees needed, who are competent and motivated to learn on their workplaces with the aim to improve the competitiveness of their companies. Furthermore the rapid technical progress is a major part of current workplaces, which underline the exigency of workplace learning.
The results of a great amount of researches imply the value of the self determination theory for workplace learning. That is the reason why techniques like motivational interviewing and the screening instrument for learning conditions (SILC) are based on this approach. . . .