Developing your employees is crucial for the company’s overall success, which is why creating a culture of continuous learning for them is important. After all, employees always want to learn new skills, better themselves and enhance their overall career. So either your company provides them with development courses or else you might risk losing top talent to rivals that do offer continuous learning. In order to create a culture that promotes continuous learning you need to have all of your mangers, leaders and employees on board since it take commitment from your entire team to make this initiative successful.
Create A Plan
Before you start any continuous learning, you should create a plan that includes a combination of informal, formal and on-the-job training and development opportunities for all employees. Things to include in the plan can be buying basic training courses to teach employees a new software or tool, or have various individuals come in and create courses to train employees themselves. The plan’s mission should always be to help employees advance their skills and thinking in regards to their job and your company.
Advertise Your Plan
Once the plan is set, share it with your staff and encourage participation by giving your employees and mangers goals for their learning participation. Try to device a certain challenge with various incentives to help push them to get started with the continuous learning initiatives so that they will buy into the program to experience the benefits. And always start new hires with any learning or training activities you create for your company so that they see how much you care about them right from the start. Know that it’ll take time for everyone to come on board, but you’ll notice the shift in company culture when it finally happens!
Give Employees Resources and Time
Give your employees the time and resources needed to get their continuous learning efforts in as they try to do that and their regular work at the same time. Focus on giving them the time to devote to learning and the right access to learning opportunities, whether in the classroom, online or on-the-job training. Also give them the right equipment and tools for their individual learning, whether it’s with software they can use for work, content or subscriptions. And always show support for their learning efforts!