Making Learning Work

By | March 12, 2008

Organisations spend a lot of money on learning and development, most of it going on training and the purchase learning resources. Often the investment is a good one in that well designed, practical and effective learning interventions are chosen. However we’re increasingly talking to organisations that find themselves with more learning resources than they know what to do with, and a workforce that’s struggling to find the learning resources they need.

Great, well written, professionally designed training programmes languish in binders, e-learning packages developed at great expense remain un-accessed, internal experts carry vital insights around in their heads, failing to share them with anyone and carefully developed best practice templates are used only in small pockets of the business.

Managers, Learning and  Development Specialists, Process Consultants, Managers and individual learners each have differing perspectives on the learning inputs needed, or whether any are needed at all. This can lead to learning initiatives simply not happening, or good programmes quickly atrophying as learning is not reinforced in the workplace.  Plenty of people feel like learning can only be successfully completed if it’s accompanied by a hotel stay, a nice meal and perhaps a round of golf.

Through our work on Learning Academies we have helped organisations to make the most of tensions within the business to provide effective learning, which is quickly absorbed and applied throughout the business.  Helping people in the business access the learning that’s right for them at the time they need it, whether they know it or not.

We build on existing learning, training and best practice collateral, applying our principles of Technology Enabling People Engagement™ to ensure the right learning is it available to people just-in-time, in the way they want to access it increasing effectiveness and employee satisfaction, whilst reducing the spend on unloved training collateral.

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