Let’s celebrate Learning at Work Week by looking at the numerous development opportunities which exist at work... and most do not cost money!
90% of all learning happens on the job, not in a structured classroom training environment at all, but actually going about our day-to-day work.
Too many organisations focus on the ‘delivered’ training session and overlook opportunities constantly around us at work. Chairing a team meeting for the first time or tackling a particularly difficult conversation with a team member are all situations full of learning possibility - we just need to ensure we have debrief conversations or create opportunities to share experiences, in order to extract the learning and ensure it makes a difference.
Development plans shouldn’t just be about listing ‘courses’ for people to attend, but should identify practical on-the-job opportunities, as legitimate means of learning.
Here are just some suggestions to inspire you – and most won’t break the bank!
What would you add?
To ensure you get the most from any learning opportunity see our blog on how to get a return on your investment in training or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01903 732 782 to chat through your team’s and managers’ learning needs.
Stella Chandler and I founded Focal Point on a shared belief that a training course run in isolation doesn't work. We passionately believe there must be support both before and after the training or coaching session itself for it to make a difference. When I am not facilitating sessions with clients or looking at ways to grow the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...