How do we make learning as natural as breathing in everything we do?
We invest a lot in training, but is that leading to effective learning? Employees are simply exhausted as they are forced to deal with work challenges and squeeze in an average of 30-60 minutes a week of training requirements. Yet the knowledge they are acquiring may or may not be useful to them today. The result? Behaviour doesn’t change and organisational problems don’t get addressed.
It’s important to address specific organisational problems so you know exactly 1) what behaviours are needed and 2) how to measure when behaviour is changing through focused, fast, and motivated learning strategies.
We need a culture of continuous learning so that we consistently increase our potential. True learning organisations require fundamental changes in how we and our teams perceive the world: to shift our minds to learn continually with speed, focus, agility… and passion. We need an approach that addresses the needs of the organisation. Employees want to be real contributors and experience learning in a personalised way. Both the organisation and individual needs are achieved through focused learning, experimentation, reflection, and sharing.
To become a learning organisation, we need a learning roadmap that allows for uncertainty, change, and integration of continuous improvement.