Do you know the one key to success that many companies and individuals overlook? It’s simple, but we still seem to put it on the back burner. That’s continued learning. Leaders in the workplace are consistently learning new things, and willing to learn as well. So how can you make learning a priority for your workplace? Here are some steps to get you started.
In spite of being constantly connected to devices that have access to all the world’s knowledge at our fingertips, this additional digital clutter is actually deterring more time for learning. People are constantly connected but they’re not always engaged with the information they’re consuming. To facilitate learning in your company, you need to keep this digital clutter from getting in the way and provide tools that help people learn and retain new information.
Offer Engaging Opportunities
Another important aspect of lifelong learning is the knowledge that everyone learns in different ways … and that’s OK! We don’t have to shoehorn everyone in to learning in exactly the same patterns. Some people learn by doing. Others like to listen to instruction and write them down before trying something new. As management, you can promote these engaging learning opportunities and encourage everyone to participate at their own level.
Create a Conducive Environment
In the same way, everyone has needs for their environment that will encourage their own productivity levels. Management shouldn’t be afraid of allowing their employees to personalize their workspace. When someone loves where they work, they are more likely to be engaged in their jobs, as well as open to learning new things.
Lead by Example
Many managers forget this step, but it may be the most important. Your employees look to you to provide an example of how to conduct themselves in the workplace. If you’ve shut yourself off from learning, spend time on your digital devices, work in a sterile environment, and don’t give yourself the right tools to learn, your employees won’t see learning as a priority. Lead by example to show them continued learning is essential for success.
Do you want to facilitate learning in your workplace? Contact the team at Harvard Resource Solutions to learn more today. We can help make sure your company is staffed with top talent who embraces continual learning.