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 […]

Why Invest in an Ongoing Learning?

Do you know anyone who would invest in a new car and wouldn’t expect there to be an investment in ongoing maintenance to keep the vehicle running in optimal condition? So, why would an organisation not expect to make an ongoing investment in employee learning and development? Ongoing learning promotes job satisfaction. The more knowledgeable […]

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Does Your Team Learn Together?

Collective learning can be very useful. Training in a small group not only teaches team members new skills, but offers real-time support in the form of feedback, question and answer sessions, and group discussions. Many forward-thinking organisations that want to cultivate a culture of professional development have what’s called ‘Learning Hours’, or ‘Learning Fridays’. For […]

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One-on-One Coaching Conversation

When you have a one-on-one coaching conversation with your team members, encourage them to: Develop their own learning goals. Explain how they will apply the lessons they have learned from past experiences to new situations. Try new ways of doing things. Recognise their preferred learning style, for example, learning by seeing, hearing or ‘hands-on’ doing. […]

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The 4 Stages of Learning

Unconscious incompetence – “I don’t know what I don’t know. I am completely ignorant about this subject or skill.” Conscious incompetence – “I know that I need to learn this subject and develop this skill, but I don’t know how to do it. Someone needs to show me.” Conscious competence – “I know what to […]

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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 […]