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Maintain a lively learning culture with your teleworking teams

It might be tempting to use the challenges of remote working as an excuse not to incorporate these developments in the way we work, especially after the pandemic has ended. Instead, they should highlight for us the importance of building a strong learning culture that encourages behaviors that they alleviate and eliminate: open communication, intentional culture development, and accessible learning opportunities.

With a clear vision of the challenges to be overcome, the following strategies can help you build or maintain your learning culture with remote workers:

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Involve all levels of your organization to create a vibrant learning culture

A learning culture cannot be a top-down executive initiative or a remote initiative. Relying on just one of these options will get you out of alignment. To build a vibrant learning culture that serves your long-term goals, you need to involve your entire organization (as many levels and locations as possible). Here are some suggestions to make learning more accessible in your organization:

  • Make sure that all learning opportunities are replicated to the same quality. Combat the two-tier experience that can occur for those who are in an office location versus those who are in a remote location.
  • Avoid a primary perspective when making decisions. Include remote and regional workers in your planning to increase relevance, accessibility, and inclusion of the bottom line.
  • Challenge your leaders to lead by example. Ask managers and culture-of-learning champions to continue sharing insights from their own professional development, promoting learning opportunities, and removing barriers to enable employees to participate in learning.

Set expectations about work and learning

Organizations that are new to managing a remote workforce likely won’t be surprised to find out that the remote workforce’s experience will be different, but they may not expect this to change – sometimes significantly. For example, people who work from home can struggle to limit their work day and study goals, which over time can lead to burnout and withdrawal. They can also struggle to prioritize learning and development because they don’t have the cultural reinforcement of their teammates.

Make your LMS the center of your community

The reality is that if you only have a single remote employee, your corporate culture and learning culture must be removed too. The only way to ensure you are delivering an experience that meets the needs of both on-site and off-site staff is to build your vibrant learning culture in a centralized, cloud-based learning management system (LMS).

Ultimately, your LMS must be a central hub for your company and provide employees on site and outside the company with equal access to social engagement, learning opportunities and cultural development. Remember: Activating and training staff to visit and interact with your LMS as a community touchpoint requires strategy and planning. Here are a few suggestions to help you turn
Your LMS in a focus of engagement:

  • Set a reminder to regularly update your LMS news feed or announcement page with new content.
  • Create an engagement calendar of community building questions and updates that you can post weekly or monthly.
  • Decide in advance which content will be exclusive to your LMS and which content will be distributed via email or other communication platforms.
  • Schedule regular company-wide discussion forums with access to executives or members of the executive team.
  • Connect other business tools to your LMS, e.g. B. Your email, calendar and communication tools for messaging and video conferencing so employees can access everything they need in one place.
  • Reward employees who participate in LMS community activities with praise or prizes.


Remote working, in whole or in part, has become a reality for most companies today. Organizations must be ready to adapt to the changing needs and expectations of current and future employees. A cornerstone of this is making sure people have access to training and developments that will improve their skills and advance their careers.

This is where a strategically deployed LMS comes into play. By taking steps to move learning to the cloud, engaging all levels of your business, setting expectations for work and learning, and building a busy community hub, you can ensure that all of your employees – especially those remote – have access to the opportunities they need to grow and thrive in their careers.

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