Why is continuous learning important for you?

Organisational development experts suggest that business failures often result from dysfunctional teams. And why do they not work well? There may be insufficient structure or support. Sometimes learning is inadequate or undervalued, training is out of date, or reward systems don’t work. As the digital world speeds up and grows, more complex corporations often find themselves struggling to adapt their training, the essential way to make sure they remain responsive, healthy and enjoyable places to work.

Companies which are successfully implementing a culture of continuous learning are not just finding they are more versatile and adaptable, but that their staff are less stressed and more engaged. But how to start it and keep it?

How to create a continuous learning environment

First off, create a blueprint of what your employees need:

  • What knowledge do they need to have?
  • How can you encourage active engagement in learning?
  • How can you build professional development routes that would be beneficial to individual team members, and the group as a whole?
  • How can you make sure learning is valued and remains central to your company culture?
  • How can you make sure your approach is working?

A blended learning strategy can help you integrate different learning cues in one integral concept, adapted to your company needs. As you build your blended learning strategy you will become aware of both the strengths and barriers when it comes to learning within your organisation.If you make sure your digital learning platform has a comprehensive data dashboard, you can gather concrete insights to make sure your training continues to evolve. With an integrated platform you can make data-driven decisions to serve your employees with relevant content.

Engagement

Whatever plan you decide to map out: The execution has to be great. People bore easily. It’s therefore essential to make sure that you keep training materials fresh, innovative, engaging and easy to update.

The digital platform you choose to work with is key in implementing an efficient blended learning approach.. For instance, MobieTrain allows you to create your own branded learning content, develop and add new modules lightning quick (50% quicker than traditional e-learnings), and reach staff outside of ordinary training times thanks to our mobile-first approach. Adding gamified options like videos, quizzes, and digital rewards will also mean that your training app is actually fun! And able to contend with the best mobile-gaming around. Your own learning and that of your staff will be ongoing and on-the-go.

Encourage curiosity

Our brains are constantly absorbing and reshaping information. Putting a growth mindset at the heart of your learning & development culture and actively working against fixed mindsets will reduce fear of failure and improve enthusiasm for learning. In doing so seek to create an equitable and safe atmosphere for training, one that values practice, process, individual and group effort. When learners are relaxed and enjoying training, learning outcomes improve.

In these ways continual learning can help improve emotional well-being among staff. Which makes for a more pleasant workplace as a whole. One with reduced stress, better emotion management, improved working relationships, better staff retention and more appeal for potential employees. And, of course, all these factors have financial benefits for the organisation too.

Ready to start your continual learning culture?

If you’re looking to create a future-focused climate of continual learning for your business, get in touch. We’d be delighted to help you streamline out your plans.