What is Learning?
Learning is an active, shared process, as opposed to a passive information overload.
Rather than just teaching, employees should be supported in their growth through the way in which they process information into knowledge, skills and values.
Components of learning
- Problem solving
- Sharing ideas
- Continuous coaching
- Successful habits through repetition
The learning culture in an organisation has an impact on the overall performance. It increases motivation and employee morale. Staff are constantly learning new things in line with changes in their industry, as well as developing their skills to help them do their job to the highest standard.
The benefits of having a learning culture far outweigh the costs involved in the learning and development of employees. Organisational goals can be achieved, the company can grow, and, if the morale is high, staff are more likely to stay in their position for the long-term and be motivated and happy in their job.
What is Learning at Work week?
Campaign for Learning has run the annual Learning at Work Week since 1999, to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of learning and development.
The theme this year is ‘Connect’.
Thousands of organisations take part each year, running campaigns and activities to engage staff in development and promoting learning. You can run a branded learning campaign in your own workplace- which will be linked to a national event.
Learning at Work week is a perfect opportunity to change or enhance the way an organisation views learning and development. The changes can then be implemented over the whole year. There are a range of activities that you can run as part of the week. You can find out more on the Campaign for Learning Website.
Some ideas on the website relating to the theme this year ‘Connect’:
- Connect and share
- Connect and make
- Connect and grow
- Connect and address
- Connect and collaborate
You can find more information on each of these points here.
The website also states the opportunities and benefits reported from people who have taken part in previous Learning at Work weeks:
- Changing attitudes to learning and work
- Greater awareness of opportunities to learn
- Greater employee engagement
- Informing business & learning and development strategies
- Opportunities to discover and recognise internal talent
- Greater recognition and valuing of different ways to learn in the workplace
- Highlighting business priorities, agendas and addressing change
- Addressing workplace silos and bridging information gaps
It’s free to register and you can access online resources from the Campaign for Learning website.
Ways of Learning at Work
This allows the learners to share ideas with one another, benefiting from the groups input. The trainer can focus more on a particular topic depending on the learner needs and questions can be asked and answered in the session.
E-learning is increasingly being seen as one of the most powerful tools in any training strategy- especially where a large dispersed workforce is involved. At Embrace-learning, we understand that people learn and absorb information in different ways and at different speeds.
Our online training courses provide a flexible and versatile learning system that enables training to be tailored to fit with specific requirements.
Here are just some of the reasons to choose e-learning:
- Save money
- Certificated Evidence
See more information on the benefits of e-learning here.
For the best, fully rounded learning experience, we recommend a blended approach to learning at work, combining instructor-led training and e-learning technology, to bring additional dimensions and enhance the learning process.
E-learning is a great way of providing refresher and mandatory training, whilst face-to-face sessions can aid the development of staff through helping one another.
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