Business case: Why should we promote ongoing learning?

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Have you heard of the Forgetting Curve? About half of what we learn gets lost after just one day!

It is known that we retain about 10 percent of the information we see, a third of what we see and hear, and 90 percent of what we see, hear, and do. So it seems the questions should be how we can promote ongoing learning.

We learn best through social interaction.

For most of us, being asked to log in to the company’s Learning Management System and complete a ton of e-Learning courses or sitting through hours of live training is distracting and tiring.

We are social by nature. We learn best through social interaction and by keeping control over when and how we learn. We need to know what’s in it for us, whether that is development or simply saving us time doing a task.

What’s in it for me?

When we see what is in it for us, we feel the benefit and are happier to contribute to our company’s goals. Save money and time by not relying on just formal workshops or e-Learning, promote ongoing learning! Provide learning experiences that are part of your employees’ jobs, contributing to their well-being. In work and adult learning, autonomy and control over the when and how result in better performance and higher satisfaction.

Help your employees gain and retain the knowledge and skills they need to make your business successful.

Give your employees space to collaborate.  Provide them with a unique experience that helps them to evolve and become better professionals. This in turn helps your company grow and become better at what you are doing.

Save time for your employees and money for your company. Get stuck into the core tasks of your business, with a learning and company culture that works alongside your mission and vision!

Read more about creating a culture of learning.

The forgetting curve is a stark reminder why we should promote ongoing learning

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