Why Encourage Learning?

Championing a culture of ongoing learning brings its advantages. Studies have shown that when adults learn new skills, the very act of learning: Challenges people’s beliefs about the way they are working. Boosts people’s confidence and self-esteem. Makes people less risk-averse and more adaptable to change when it happens. Helps people improve upon their existing […]

The Importance of Reflection

Whenever a team member attends a training session (whether it’s a quick 30-minute online webinar or a full-day course), encourage their manager to have a brief catch-up with them the following afternoon. Here are some useful questions a manager or team leader could ask their team member: Can you give me a broad overview of […]

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Mobile Learning Has Never Been Easier

Everyone has a smartphone, so for the managers and employees who complain that they are too busy at work to attend training, how about providing them training in bite-size chunks that they can watch on their phones? If learning is short and sharp, most people won’t mind investing a small amount of time discovering new […]

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Change Is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional.

Within your organisation, I’m sure that your senior managers strive to keep improving your products, services and value. But what about improving your people? Ongoing learning ensures every one of your employees is highly knowledgeable and has the right skills. Would your people benefit from becoming even better at: Time management Customer service Conflict Management […]

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How Your People Can Apply Continuous Learning

Teach them to… Identify their strengths and areas where they need to improve. Ask questions when they do not understand something. Seek feedback from more experienced colleagues. Identify training courses that are currently available from HR. Learn by observing experienced coworkers. Look for learning materials from the Internet, podcasts, YouTube clips, and to read articles […]

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Give Your People Ownership Over their Professional Development

Giving your managers and employees the tools and resources to continually learn new, exciting and useful skills will provide them with ownership over their knowledge bank. As a result, they’ll be more willing to develop themselves. Knowing they can learn something useful on their computer or mobile device means every team member can learn at […]

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What Should Be Included in an Annual Personal Development Plan?

What if you don’t conduct annual performance appraisals within your organisation? You can encourage your people to write their annual development plan and discuss it with you. An annual personal development plan should include: Their specific goals (get them to set SMART goals). The knowledge and skills they’ll need to reach those goals. Any activities […]

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Investing in Training for Your Employees Can Save You Thousands

Did you know that there is a direct correlation between employee turnover and learning and development? In a research paper presented by the Saratoga Institute, which specialises in quantitative human resources measurement systems, the average company loses about $1 million for every 10 professional employees who leave. The bottom line is that managers and employees […]

How to Be a Good Manager from the Start

How to Be a Good Manager from the Start

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