In the last blog post, we talked about establishing a learning culture in the workplace. In this blog post we talk about other advantages to establishing a learning culture within your life, business or organisation. As well as personal development and continual up skilling, advantages to a learning culture include:
Continual Competitive Advantage
In today’s world, businesses have endless competition and it’s important to stay on top of new ideas and technology to maintain your edge. Benefits of this include:
- Motivated and committed employees
- Increased change management
- Better customer satisfaction
- Higher quality products and services
- Superior business performance
Motivated and Committed Employees
Encouraging learning within your organisation encourages personal development for each employee. This gives them ownership over their role and the motivation to achieve excellence. Employees will become more focused, goal-oriented and passionate about the business’ goals. Having an educated workforce makes it easier for managers as they will welcome change, new equipment and resources.
Personal Benefits for Employees
Your employees will also benefit from the learning culture. If you are an employee and your boss is passionate about learning culture, then get excited! Some benefits for employees include:
- Development of skills and knowledge resulting in career flexibility
- Increased personal satisfaction
- Promotions or better wages
- Knowledge on how to use new technology, resources etc.
If you are committed to seeing your staff trained and developed, you will have a loyal workforce.
As an employer, can you think of other advantages to a learning culture?