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How to start a learning curve model for long-term business growth

In the previous article, we discussed how companies, in their approach to learning and development culture and continuous business development, fall into one of four phases of “learning maturity”. These are:

  • Chalk & Talk
  • Ingenious basics
  • Investors in People
  • Future looks

Where any organization currently lands on the continuum is determined by a variety of factors, which we will examine in this part of our series.

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Determine an organization’s level of learning maturity to drive continuous business development

Types of training required and used

Types of training include onboarding, product and service knowledge, compliance training required to meet legal or regulatory requirements or to maintain certifications for employees in specific roles, or qualification training to improve safety or performance.

Purpose of training

Companies train employees to improve their skills and knowledge, promote their professional growth or personal development, or prepare them to take on a new role or take on leadership positions.

Training and learning goals

When organizations develop learning objectives, they may follow a recognized format; B. the development of lower or higher order thinking skills according to Bloom’s Taxonomy. You could also set learning goals based on performance or results that are tied to specific business goals.

Applied training modalities

Conventional and digital training takes place face to face. text-based learning materials; Online training modalities, including synchronous means such as virtual classrooms or asynchronous means such as e-learning, micro-learning and self-directed search; and more.

Platforms and technologies used for training

Learning management systems (LMS), content management systems, learning experience platforms (LXPs) or social and collaborative learning platforms are options for hosting and managing training courses.

Measurement and evaluation

To gauge the effectiveness of training, you need to choose which tools are being used to measure learning and performance, and assess whether training correlates with changes in key business metrics.

3 steps to assessment and progress

Would you like to adopt the model of learning maturity in your organization? Follow These Stress Free Steps To Assess And Make Progress.

1. Assess your current level of learning maturity

This can be determined by a number of factors including but not limited to the list above. Once you’ve established where your current culture is.

2. Plan a route to get to the next stage

What steps can you take now, soon, and in the future to advance your learning culture when you switch face-to-face to online training? Plan your immediate goals (e.g. moving current training to a VILT model), what you can do over the next six months (e.g. investing in appropriate technology) and where you want to be in the future (your Learning Roadmap – This can include elements like social learning, blends, and even VR / AR if necessary. You can work with partners like Kineo who can help you get to that point.

3. Then – implement and test test test!

Some things will work – others will not. Older companies only achieve this path by trying new approaches and failing first and failing quickly. If you don’t know where to start, we’d be happy to help you plan your roadmap.

How mature companies are making learning technologies the core of their business transformation strategy

While learning technology is just one of several factors that influence and support learning maturity, it is a critical factor in how your learning is accessed, interacted with, and valued. It creates a learning experience, and investing in the right technology for you ensures that the experience is positive.

Brilliant Basics organizations typically have an LMS for hosting and tracking online training courses, including traditional eLearning courses and tutorials with content libraries that contain interactive eBooks, documents, courses, and videos. They haven’t expanded into social learning, performance management tools, or effectively integrating with other systems like HRIS.

Investing in people take full advantage of their LMS’s capabilities and can overlay a Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to improve learner engagement and personalization. They encourage self-directed learning and may offer a knowledge base, rich curated content and performance development tools, and more conventional synchronous and asynchronous learning tools such as eLearning courses, micro-learning, documents, and videos. You can host webinars, virtual classroom courses, and collaborative learning platforms and opportunities.

Future Gazers have a mature learning culture and actively encourage learners to develop themselves and professionally as part of their everyday work. These organizations likely have (or plan to implement) an integrated talent development ecosystem that includes a robust, full-featured LMS, LXP, performance management platform, and other tools that can be used to track, manage, and extend learning opportunities.

For example, you can use AI technologies and immersive training platforms at an early stage that steer learning in new and innovative directions. Digital learning is ingrained in their learning culture and replaces – or replaces – a lot of personal learning as their organizations grow and become more global.

How mature organizations use learning

  • Rent the cream of the harvest
  • Attract high profile talent
  • Integrate them into your organization
  • Train and develop your technical skills
  • Engage them through continuous collaboration and social learning
  • Increase performance by aligning employee ambitions with corporate goals
  • End on a mutually beneficial basis

Looking for more tips to assess your maturity and drive continued business development?

Download the eBook The Concept of Organizational Maturity: How to Achieve an Agile Innovation Culture Through a Learning Maturity Model to Accelerate Your Online Training Program and Move to the Next Level. Also attend the webinar to learn how you can skyrocket employee engagement and increase job performance through a collaborative compliance culture.

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