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Learning culture j bass learning

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A learning culture enables organisations to:
- become skilled at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge
- modify its behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights
- adapt and grow

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Learning culture j bass learning

  1. 1. 9 Tips for building a Learning Culture
  2. 2. Learning Culture A Learning Culture increases Knowledge – Capability – Innovation – Effectiveness - Performance Need >20% formal training transfers to the workplace Learning at a rate faster than change is critical. People forget what they’ve learnt if they don’t use it. Barriers Leaders don’t support learning in actions & words Silos that stop knowledge flow & collaboration Lack of systems thinking 9 tips for building a learning culture… Benefits Productive capacity is increased Organisational goals are delivered Organisaiton learns from it experiences Morale & motivation is improved
  3. 3. A Learning Culture  Enables organisations to become skilled at creating, acquiring & transferring knowledge,& at modifying its behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights*  A set of organisational values, conventions, processes & practices that encourage employees – and the organisation as a whole – to increase knowledge, capability, innovation, effectiveness and performance
  4. 4. Benefits of a learning culture  Operational capabilities are strategically developed  Organisation learns from its experiences  Talent is recruited & maintained  Morale & motivation is developed – being valued is crucial to employee satisfaction.  Productive capacity is increased
  5. 5. The need for a learning culture  Less than 20% of formal training transfers to the workplace  People forget up to 90% of what they learn in the first year if they don’t use it  Learning and change are inextricably linked - Learning at a rate faster than change is critical
  6. 6. Barriers to a learning culture  Leaders don’t support learning in actions & words  Silos that stop knowledge flow & collaboration  Managers focus on their patch not the whole system  Where & how learning happens is not understood  Learning is seen as a ‘nice to have’- if there is time after the real work has been done
  7. 7. 9 Tips for building a learning culture 1. Leaders value & model learning 2. Make learning a part of the organisations strategic success 3. CEO communicates importance of learning & holds him/herself & all employees accountable for learning 4. Managers form learning partnerships with their direct reports 5. Encourage cross-functional teams to solve problems & generate new ideas 6. Clear the barriers to learning 7. Make full use of formal training to prove the value of learning by making it relevant, useful & interesting for learners. 8. Reward behaviours that facilitate learning eg asking questions, innovation, sharing expertise, giving & receiving feedback & reflection. 9. Encourage everyone to share successes & lessons learned
  8. 8. To find out more… Email me: jbasslearning@gmail.com OR Go to my website: www.jbasslearning.com Jane Hudson is principal consultant and learning architect at JBass Learning. She has been working in organisational learning for nearly 20 years - designing, developing and facilitating blended learning programs that are strategically aligned.

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