Illeris learning model for working life claims that learning only happens if both the individual psychological level and the interaction with the surrounding environment is aligned. With an assumption that a principle-based leadership framework can support and maintain lean initiatives, a conceptual walkthrough is conducted by putting the principlesbased framework up against Illeris’s model for learning in working life. Learning is a fundamental prerequisite for behavioural change, so by discussing how principles can enhance learning in an organization crucial insight is ggained. This insight will further support ongoing fieldwork on action-based research implementing principles within the construction business. A principles-based leadership framework can help align, activate and increase the overlapping area both on work identity and on working practice and therefore be an important contribution for behavioural change in the construction business.
Experimental learning, commitment, action research, continuous improvement and leadership.