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How to Create a Culture of Learning

Professional development and learning are ever-growing. The best employees are the ones who keep an open mind and keep growing their skills. And your organisation can be a place that fosters this.

If you’re considering ways in which to make the process of learning and development more effective and exciting, then consider bringing our external training and professional development to your workplace. It’s through continued and relevant training that your organisation can cultivate a culture of learning.

To find out more about why this is important to your organisation, read on.

What Is Continuous Learning in the Workplace?

There are several terms used to address continuous learning in the workplace. These include ‘learning agility’, ‘growth mindset’ and ‘lifelong learning’. In a nutshell, it means to continue to learn new skills, knowledge and expertise in your field, equipping you with more tools so you are more well-rounded and adaptive in your career.

Why Does Continuous Learning Matter?

It matters because professional workspaces are constantly changing.

The world is not the same as it was a decade ago, let alone two to three years ago. Many careers and fields are increasingly relying on technology. Continuous learning lends itself to the evolution of ideas. It doesn’t just benefit you in the workplace but also speaks to your keenness to change and grow as a person.

Pathways Australia believes in the importance of aiding organisations and their employees in their growth, and in-house training that facilitates continuous learning is a large part of that. 

On-Site Training for Continuous Learning

There are many forms of continuous learning. It’s not limited to new technology, data and science but also includes emotional, interpersonal and communicative areas of organisations.

Interpersonal & Emotional Continuous Learning

Emotional intelligence dictates all relationships in our lives, including ones at work. Being a good manager, leader, or coworker depends on your emotional intelligence. In fact, some of our experts at Pathways Australia say that your emotional quotient (EQ) matters more than your IQ.

This funnels directly into in-house training related to conflict management and interpersonal skills. Both these aspects of continuous learning help you to better understand and manage complex situations and relationships with others at work, leaving you with a toolkit that supports your growth and development.

Practical Continuous Learning

The more applied areas of continuous learning require in-house training for predictable reasons. Straightforward but critical courses, such as time management and financial management, are critical to your team’s long-term growth.

There are in-house courses that can be both practical and emotional, such as stress management. Diving into the psychological processes that help us adapt to stress can help you and your team identify personal stressors and how to deal with them in an effective, ongoing manner.

Meeting customers’ needs is essential for all organisations. How your organisation goes about interacting with customers and clients, forming relationships with them, and even understanding things such as the power of empathy is vital for customer experience.

Leadership & Management Continuous Learning

As defined by the experts at Pathways Australia, the success of your group depends on each member’s capacity to work both independently and cooperatively with their peers in an efficient team environment. On-site training courses, such as team building, can go a long way in cultivating a strong team culture.

Your organisation will undoubtedly seek to offer continuous learning opportunities for your managers and leaders. Our in-house courses endeavour to provide them with skills and knowledge to elevate their roles, tell the difference between managing and leading, discover the ins and outs of project management, and more.

 

Pathways Australia is the country’s most experienced not-for-profit management and advisory consultancy. Since 2001, we have been setting the foundation for continuous learning and development through in-house training and customised courses. Our clients include not-for-profit, community service organisations, and private businesses. Contact us today to learn more.

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