Published March 15th, 2017 by

5 Steps to Implement Learning in the Workplace

5 Steps to Implement Learning in the Workplace

An active learning environment is essential for any organization to evolve, and eventually, be successful. Companies that fail to keep their workforces learning, eventually end up sacrificing work efficacy due to which their development gets stagnant after a certain period of time. Incorporating a culture of learning ensures that all minds are well-informed, fresh, and working towards new prospects. This is essential, since the more your workforce learns, the more they give back to the company.

Here are 5 steps to incorporate learning and training in your workplace:

Step 1: Creating an environment

You need to start off by taking all members of the workplace on board. Have content created that stresses upon the importance of learning, and have it emailed to everyone. Conduct seminars, talks, and workshops on the same topic and use motivational posters around the office. You’d need to do this on all levels of the hierarchy. From the top-tier, right down to the bottom, be sure to have every single person pumped up towards learning.

Step 2: Recognize opportunities

Once you have everyone worked up on learning, identify opportunities to facilitate the process. Look for online platforms that offer courses and trainings on subject matter that is relevant to what your company does. Not only would this enhance efficiency for your existing line of work, it would also allow opportunities for growth and innovation in more directions. Once you have the resources, ensure they’re readily available for everyone to access.

Step 3: Create policies

Evaluate the amount of learning that people in your workforce require, and work towards constructing a policy. This should ensure that people in your workplace are given ample time, help and reward for going the extra mile to learn. Use the policy to fix working and learning hours for everyone and reward people with bonuses on successful completion of courses and training modules. The policy should include the frequency of learning activities, their duration, and the reward for going through the process.

Step 4: Arrange on-the-job exposure

Once the workforce is in the office during working hours, you have total control on giving them as much exposure to learning as you want. From arranging conferences and seminars, to setting up committees and working groups, you must ensure every single person in the office is engaged in learning things that are relevant to his portfolio. To make this a bit more exciting for everyone, arrange field trips into different plants or other offices of your company.

Step 5: Look for off-the-job opportunities

Look into online platforms that supply courses and trainings. Make the purchase of a company package, and get everyone to register and pick modules of their choice. Ask employees to invest time into those course off-the-job and to report back with their progress and skills learnt. You could set up an incentive system for everyone based on the completion of a certain amount of courses. Ensure they’re motivated about eLearning and that they understand its value and importance in this day and age.

For more information on employee training and learning visit Aktiv Mind LMS

Rob Macleod

Rob has been in the training and education space for over 10 years. He has invested in multiple training based firms and is one of the co-founders of Aktiv Mind LMS, an online training software that enables businesses to move their training from the classroom to the cloud.

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