Whether you’re a business owner, a team leader or an employee, you know that learning is important not only to develop yourself as a person, to develop your skills, and increase productivity at work, but also to contribute to the bigger picture and goals of the organization.
There are so many benefits to learning. From expanding your mind to the bigger world to creating that space for your skills to improve, learning is something we as human beings cannot forego. The day we do so is the day we stop growing.
Here’s 3 tips so you can encourage a learning culture in your organisation:
1. Learning is NOT just in the classroom
Let go of the assumption that learning only happens in a classroom. In fact, learning doesn’t also simply mean reading a book or taking online courses – the fact is that learning can happen from your own daily experience and even through regular conversations with your colleagues.
2. Make learning accessible and apply blended learning
Honestly, learning can get frustrating and time-consuming when it’s not even accessible. Even more frustrating is when organizations approach learning like it’s a one-size-fits-all approach. When learning is accessible, provide options because learning is effective only when each individual is able to learn at their own time and in their own way.
3. Sharing is learning
The more you share the more you learn and the more you listen from others and their sharing, the more you learn. Having that community in your organization sparks curiosity where sharing is involved. Everyone is encouraged to have a discussion and the best way to encourage learning is through discussion. Additionally, ask questions – lots of it!