March 2, 2015 by Jeff Hurt
Modern organizations need to develop a learning culture…
…If they want to survive in the rapidly changing world in which we now live.
A learning culture is a work environment that supports all employees constantly learning, unlearning and relearning. Our knowledge and skills can become outdated quickly. Successful organizations hire those that embrace life-long learning. These employees know that improving their organization depends upon their learning.
Infographic created by Stephen J. Gill and ATD. Used with permission.
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Many times the “silo mentality” stems from the belief that knowledge is power and if you share knowledge you are decreasing your power in the organization. A learning organization takes a completely different outlook. In a “Learning Organization” the leadership knows that by sharing information(power) they gain the trust and respect of their subordinates which increases their following exponentially.
That is very true that in order for organizations, events, or individuals to be successful in today’s fast pace and ever changing society, they need to develop a culture of continuous learning and growth. Life-long learning is key to building a successful organization, and I find the graphic you used in this article to be a very insightful visual about the value of learning in the workplace. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
A learning atmosphere where people can add values to their professional career is always a great culture to be a part of. This in turn benefits the organization and helps it to grow as a brand. But a retention policy should also be taken to keep the best resources available with you.
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