We receive so
much valuable content from our customers, partners and internal subject-matter
experts. On Thursdays, we thought it would be fun to do a “throw back” and
bring back an older post that was valuable to our audience. Today’s throw back
is about creating learning cultures.
Studies show that making learning a priority can positively affect your organization in a number of ways. Employee engagement improves and there is higher retention and satisfaction. Business processes also become more efficient and streamlined, resulting in a higher ROI and long-term success. Research from Bersin & Associates indicates that companies with learning cultures have higher financial returns over a 10-20 year period. To achieve these desired outcomes with learning, your organization needs to encourage continuous learning and create a supportive environment.
When learning is a part of your company culture and supported from the top down, employees can make learning a frequent part of their routine. According to a recent blog post by Ladan Nikravan, from Chief Learning Officer, “creating a culture focused on continuous education and skill building can help an organization adapt during unanticipated dilemmas.”
Given the constant changes with our economy, competencies required for a position today could easily change tomorrow. By designing a culture of continuous learning, you are encouraging your staff to maintain knowledge and skills. Those that view training as an annual event may just fall behind in the marketplace.
For more information on how to create an effective learning culture at your organization, check out the resources on the SkillSoft elearning best practices microsite.
Share your tips on how to build successful learning cultures!