Where does learning occur?
For some, we instantly think of a classroom environment.
The school days where we were forced to learn.
Forced to read books and study material that we had no interest in learning to pass tests.
What about the workplace?
Too often, managers are solely focused on the growth of the business and project goals that they forget to guide, encourage, or teach their employees.
“94% of employees say that they would stay with a company longer if it invested in their career.”
If more companies knew that statistic, they might take more efforts to change the way they operate.
For if learning doesn’t occur, employees remain stagnant.
Stagnant, uninterested, not motivated, and bored.
I think it’s safe to say that we all appreciate the rewards of learning, just not the extensive amount of work it takes to get to those rewards.
There needs to be encouragement.
Encouragement from the workplace to their employees to continuous self-development.
“The number one reason employees feel held back from learning is that they don’t have the time.”
When organizations encourage learning opportunities, they simultaneously increase engagement, job satisfaction, career growth, and retention.
A culture of learning within an organization is key.