Many organisations face pressure on resources and time, but still need to develop, engage and lead employees through change. The pace of work is high, and makes it harder for organisations to adapt to changing needs while aligning training and development with organisational goals.
‘Bite-sized’, ‘accelerated’ and ‘self-directed’ learning is becoming more popular, but is it too early to say goodbye to class-room based learning? We published this article in July’s edition of TrainingZone online. In it we explore the value of formal training, alongside experiential approaches, for enhancing learning transfer.
Time and resource pressure increases demand for shorter training interventions, but we still need to focus on learning impact and practical application. We should also tailor our approach to a mobile-savvy, digitised and socially connected generation.
We recommend a blended approach combining the best of old and new with a focus on application of training. This approach proposes formal workshops to establish peer networks where social learning will take place, and plan how training will be applied in practice. We call it ‘action-centred eLearning’. It’s a social and collaborative approach providing opportunities for people to learn from each other through experience.