Everyone is a learner, but we all learn in our own way. Learning is driven by many factors and used in different ways:
- An employee may be anxious about falling behind when compared to peers.
- A contractor might be excited about developing new skills to in order to get more work.
- An executive may hope for a spark of inspiration to resolve a longstanding issue.
The drive for learning is a natural activity for each of us. Unfortunately, all too often traditional learning technology frustrates that drive rather than fulfills it. So, people look outside of this technology to find the necessary knowledge to grow and succeed. Think about the last time you researched how to do something — either at work or at home. You probably started with an internet search, maybe watched a video or read an article, or asked someone you think already knows. If it's something complicated, you might end up having a dozen tabs open on your browser just trying to keep it all in one place.
This is how people are learning today. Organizations just haven't been able to harness the power of this knowledge and benefit from it. Coworkers and organizations don't get to capitalize on the valuable effort someone put into finding the right content. And you as the learner don't get recognized for having that knowledge.
What's the Answer?
Today's high-performing organizations know that the world of learning is changing and they need to put employees at the center. What does your organization need to do?
- Shift the mindset within your organization: think about learners as consumers; employees expect their interaction with enterprise technology will be similar to their experience as digital consumers of websites like Amazon and Netflix.
- Take a proactive approach to learning: recognize how and when people learn; current trends point to learning done on mobile devices and in small chunks.
- Update your technology: adapt to the ways employees actually learn and incorporate analytics tools; legacy systems may not be designed or optimized for mobile learning and, without analytics, it's difficult to link learning to performance and follow employees from device to device.
Infuse Technology that Supports Learner-Centricity
It's crucial that organizations adopt learner-centric software that can deliver personalized learning in a single experience and offer multiple benefits:
- Learning without boundaries: give people an anytime, anywhere learning solution, so they can curate the content they need to succeed and share it with anyone.
- Meaningful integration: put information at the center of every integration, including corporate systems like ERP and CRM — and at the center of the learning experience.
- Sophisticated personalization: serve up content intelligently based on each learner's interests and needs.
- Easy to use: provide an intuitive and customizable interface.
- Easy to search: apply Google-like search capabilities to your learning content.
- Leveraging the power of insights: correlate learning experiences to employee performance and leverage the power of advanced insight technology.
It takes a radical shift to put the learner at the center of a learning strategy. Learning technology alone isn’t the single solution. Isn't it time to break free from learning boundaries and start a learning revolution?
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