A “learning culture” is a work environment that supports and encourages the continuous and collective discovery, sharing, and application of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and whole organization levels in order to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe challenging the status quo and taking risks to enhance the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders and other stakeholders. A learning culture is an environment in which learning how to learn is valued and accepted. In a learning culture, the pursuit of learning is woven into the fabric of organizational life.
Your organization needs a learning culture if:
o The amount and complexity of knowledge and skills that each employee needs is increasing
o Employees need to quickly learn new information, new skills, and develop new abilities
o Current onboarding and training programs are not helping the organization achieve its business goals
o The pace of change is preventing your company from competing effectively in the marketplace
o A multi-generational and diverse workforce is a challenge to maintaining employee engagement and productivity
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Workshops are on-site, facilitated experiences, designed to jump-start the creation of a learning culture in your organization. The facilitators are senior consultants with experience in a wide range of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, from social service organizations to manufacturing firms. The goal of each workshop, regardless of specific topic, is singular in nature: to significantly improve the performance of organizations through a demonstrable application of learning by all workshop participants.
Products and Resources are tools you can use to create and sustain a learning culture in your organization. They include assessment instruments, models for improving individual and organizational performance, solutions to commonly encountered problems in organizations and communities, and training resources. Each of the tools is intended to facilitate learning at the individual, team, and whole organization levels. Products have a price; resources are free.
Consulting applies our process for helping you be successful in creating and sustaining a learning culture in your organization. Ultimately, we want to help you develop the ability to facilitate learning in your organization long-term, without being dependent on our support.