In Three L&D actions for developing business impact in 2021 (TrainingZone, 13 Jan 2021) Charles Jennings explains that Action three should be: make work the centre of your learning approaches.
“For more than 20 years I have been extolling the adage ‘when working is learning, then learning is working’. Colleagues and others have similar calls to action.
I think the meaning of this adage is obvious. When working and learning are integrated, then L&D leaders and their teams are doing their job. It also implies that working and learning are two sides of the same coin. As we carry out tasks we learn, we incorporate the learning into the set of next tasks and through this process we establish a ‘culture of continuous improvement’.”
How are you making work the centre of your learning approaches?
How are you ensuring work and learning are integrated?
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In MWL 2021 we look at what a range of ways to help to do this – from hosting learning activities on work-based platforms, to support learning in the flow of work. This is a thread that runs throughout the resource.