How to turn workplace learning into sustainable, positive habits.

Commissioned by The Training Journal March 2021

An organisation’s ability to learn – and translate that learning into action rapidly – is the ultimate competitive advantage. This is according to Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric.  And figures from the annual UK L&D Report back that up. They show that top-performing organisations are five times more likely to have positive learning cultures. This echoes the suggestion that a culture of learning is a key component of business success.

If we train our people to excel and they leave, that’s bad. But if we don’t train them and they stay, that’s worse.

We’ve all heard this comment before. So it’s no surprise that organisations of all shapes and sizes run training courses. Topics range from mandatory topics such as health and safety to business skills such as leadership and management.

After all, good companies invest in their people.

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Taking Training to the next level

But the best companies take training to another level – and create new, powerful and sustainable habits. They avoid the trap of trying to achieve a quick fix – the so-called ‘sheep-dip’ approach – which all too often leads to the cry of “training doesn’t work”. Too many organisations are reactive and use training as a sticking plaster when they see a problem.

When done well, a learning development plan should be thought through and congruent with the strategy and direction of the company.

You need to consider what skills are required to take your organisation where it wants to go.

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