How much time do modern professionals spend self-learning? (2)

Over 600 people have taken the survey from 27 countries* and the results are shown below.

In terms of their own self-learning, this graph below shows that the most popular period of time spent self-learning is around 2-3 hours a week (or 20-30 minutes a day) – although 43% of respondents spend much more time than this.

In terms of the number of hours organisations provide for individuals to do some planned self-learning, from the chart below, 2/3 of organizations don’t provide any time for self-learning. This suggests that most organisations still want to control the whole learning process at work, i.e what, how and when their people learn. And yet, as we have seen, it is clear that L&D can no longer keep up with the fast pace of business and can no longer provide everything everyone needs to do their job and prepare for the future.

So what does all this and the other information in this Chapter tell us about how we need to think about learning in the modern workplace? It’s clear, we need a new model of workplace learning: Modern Workplace Learning.  What does that look like? Find out on the next page.

> The principles of Modern Workplace Learning


Survey participants come from the following 27 countries:

  • Europe: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK
  • N America: Canada, USA,
  • S America: Argentina, Brazil, Peru
  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  • Asia: Bahrain, India,  Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, UAE