Published: 22 February 2019
Analyst(s): Enterprise Risk Management Research Team
Organizations must upgrade and teach skills at speed and scale, but what’s the best way to do this? Most turn to easy-to-use, ongoing development for skills the business finds important, but this method doesn’t work. For a staff that learns 25% faster, three connections are crucial.
Continuous-Learning Theory Falls Short in Practice
A Better Way: Center on Individual Learners and Their Careers
Practical Tactics for Functional Leaders
Look Further Than Your Own Department for Skills That L&D Should Teach Your Staff
Explain to Employees How Gaining New Skills Will Help Them Personally
Tips for Making the Link Between Learning New Skills and Personal Career Growth
Tell Staff About Emerging Career Paths and Skills To Demonstrate Opportunities
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