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What Are The Key Elements For Creating A Continuous Learning Environment? 

Keeping pace with the rapid change in corporate learning is an enormous challenge for L&D professionals. Many doubts have evolved amidst Digital Acceleration and The Great Reshuffle.
To address them, Disprz has come up with a series,” The burning questions,” where the L&D experts from large enterprises across various regions will provide their valuable insights on various pressing L&D issues, like continuous learning.

3 Key Elements for Continuous Learning

An innovative learning platform, proficient in-house employees and a solid workplace learning culture are the key ingredients that set a company apart in a competitive talent market. To surpass your competitors, you need a skilled workforce that can innovate and are agile enough to adapt to the changing needs of the market. The best way to achieve this is by creating a continuous learning culture within the company. 

Why is it important to create a culture of continuous learning in your organization? 

Companies with a culture of continuous learning and opportunities for internal mobility have succeeded in positioning themselves in a fierce talent market. Employees prefer a company that is interested in their growth and development along with their own success. Creating a continuous learning culture not only helps in attracting new talent but also plays a significant role in employee retention. Companies that made employee learning a priority witnessed better performance and low attrition rates. 

A recent Forbes study found that 94% of employees say they would remain at the same company if it invested in their learning and training.

An employee learning culture often imparts a positive vibe of growth. Employees develop an improvement mindset and become more adaptable to change. Employees are more confident when they have the knowledge to produce higher-quality results. This leads to higher engagement and better productivity levels that impact the overall growth of the organization. 

A Deloitte’s study on employee learning and development found that companies with a learning culture are 

  • 92% more likely to innovate 
  • 37% more productive 
  • 58% better prepared to meet future demands
  • 34% better equipped with skills required to respond to customer’s changing needs 

Key Elements for Continuous Learning environment 

Employees understand the value of learning continuously to stay relevant in the job market. However, they get overwhelmed when they are overloaded with information. That’s why it is crucial to ensure learning is continuous. An interactive, learner centric and formalized L&D process that seamlessly integrates into the flow of work will improve the likelihood of learning success.

Let’s find out how we can establish and build a continuous learning culture that’s aligned with employee work routines and goals.  

  • Commence by understanding the learning needs of the different teams within the organisation. 
  • Make sure the employee learning and development program is aligned with the company’s goals. 
  • Identify the skill gap and the capabilities needed to do a specific job role efficiently. 
  • Build a skilling framework.
  • Explore an l&d technology like LMS Or LXP to establish and nurture a learning culture 
  • Create a blended learning environment where employees have the flexibility and capability to learn both synchronously and asynchronously.
  • Create a content strategy to ensure meaningful content is curated and assigned to the learners. 
  • Tailor learning programs for different departments of the organization 
  • Set learning goals and convey the expectation to the employees 
  • Have a one-to-one session to evaluate learning progress
  • Strike healthy competition through leaderboards and badges
  • Personalize the entire learning experience to increase engagement 
  • Facilitate social learning by offer a platform where employees can share resources and learn from each other
  • Assess the effectiveness of your learning programs and make amendments accordingly. 

Companies worldwide are investing efforts and resources in developing and maintaining a strong learning culture. Let’s find out how a renowned company like Capgemini continuously upskills its employees and keeps them future-ready for delivering exceptional performance. Aarti Srivastava, CHRO, Capgemini, shares some essential elements for creating a continuous learning environment for its employees. 

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