Creating a continuous learning work culture

What is continuous learning and why should you make it a culture?

Learning can be defined as acquiring knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught. However, when the word “learning “is mentioned, it is always associated with some sort of formal education. While this is not totally true, a lot of people are still of that archaic school of thought. Over time, it has been observed that traditional formal education is not enough to get one ahead especially on a professional level as it does not accommodate the learning needs required by young professionals in their scope of work goals and objectives. This birthed the concept of continuous learning which spans from decades ago, where one is required to create a continuous learning cycle that becomes a goal, habit, and essentially a culture.

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Growing the skills needed by most organizational roles is only possible when employees of organizations are put on a training path to foster constant learning. These learning needs are what traditional formal education cannot offer. It is therefore very important that even when an organization has been said to hire the best hands based on the educational qualifications, they are also required to identify the suitable individual with the right and adequate skill for the job. Most of the time, this poses a problem as getting a new hire with no job experience and skillset or getting a hire with a particular skill set you require is somewhat daunting. Statistics have shown that talent managers now lean towards training than hiring.

An organizational learning culture breeds employee retention and loyalty as well as a high level of satisfaction and commitment.

A good look at an organization that has made its space a learning one usually records a high level of knowledge acquisition and transference, interpretation, high productivity and efficiency, and the bottom line; high profitability. It might seem a difficult task to train and retrain employees but the fantastic news is, the learning space has been revolutionized by technology. Teaching and learning no longer have to take place in the confines of a physical room. Virtual learning systems with creative and engaging features such as the Newton LMS allows for adaptive and practical employee training and engagements.

Virtual learning is here and it is the future. Organizations might seem like they are jumping on a bandwagon by switching to digital learning at this time especially with the pandemic. The truth is they should have been on that wagon before now.

A survey carried out on 2500 companies discovered that those with comprehensive training programs have 218% higher revenue per employee and 24% higher profit margins.

Do require your organization to attain a high level of efficiency and productivity; adapt a workplace learning culture. Make it seamless and easy; introduce a reputable corporate Learning Management System.