It has become a norm to think that learning only applies to students and those who are undergoing a course, or youths who basically has not yet gain enough expertise and at a stage where it is perceived as an essential ‘term’ for them to learn.
However, successful companies all around the world today has expressed how learning is important in order to reach the top and one of the main factors that contribute an ongoing success and continuous progress in order to be the best. This is where organizational learning, also known as learning culture, is introduced.
What exactly is organizational learning/learning culture?
There is a distinction between organizational learning and the traditional form of learning. For one, the discrete traditional learning focuses more on supplementing each individual with an extensive amount of new information, with very little guidance given to them. Employees in an organization will feel as if they are back in school, in a classroom where bunch information are being charged to them and are expected to be absorbed and followed strictly. This is one of the main reasons why employees tend to sigh when they hear that it is required for them to go for training. This kind of learning tend to be perceived as bland especially for grown adults who feels they already have abundant knowledge to do their jobs well.
This is not the case for organizational learning. The learning culture that organizations adapt is focused on a team effort where learning is done with a multitude of strategies and various models to choose from. Each individual in the organization will feel like he or she is there for a purpose as each member is given the responsibility to work on the common goals with the other members of the organization. This will consequently direct to teamwork and the culture of helping each other will be present. Organizational learning will result in a cooperative learning team as well as to continuously transform the organizational and its members for the better.
Why is a learning culture important?
The learning culture helps to bring benefit to individuals, teams and organization as a whole. A learning culture is the team’s acceptance of a set of attitudes, values and practices that support the process of continuous learning.
When a learning culture exists in an organization, everyone will automatically follow the culture and will individually feel obliged to do the same. Each member plays a role, and has the feeling of responsibility towards the organization.
Next, continuous learning helps to ease adaption to change. As each of us will definitely have to and cannot avoid the fact that there will be a point where there is a phase of life or career which has minor or drastic change than what we are used to. The learning culture that is within each individual will help to make them stronger and more open minded towards change.
As the learning culture itself stresses on improvements, each member will keep on being progressive, as well as perform better each day than the previous days before. This not only helps employees being in a company, but it also builds the person as an individual going through life.
The neglect on learning might be due to some organization being at their comfort zone, and the need to keep on progressing is forgotten. Thus, we must always remember that we can never stop learning, as we learn something new every single day. Each day is unique and the belief that we need to constantly learn, will help us keep up and going!
MWS promotes learning culture
We have to start somewhere if we plan to implement anything. With the market needs and feedbacks from customers, MWS has designed a simple yet powerful tool for your implementation of Learning Culture. These frameworks are specifically designed to achieve an actionable structured approach for workforce training. The Framework covers the 3 critical areas of skills development:
And within each of these 3 Learning Programs are modules that you can choose to implement within your organization. The modules cover essential and vital titles to meets with its intended learning objective.
To find out more about the titles in this framework, visit www.miniworkshopseries.com.
See for yourself how MWS has helped progressive organization in achieving their training needs.