Who is responsible for modern workplace learning?

Modern Workplace Learning is everyone’s responsibility (as shown on the graphic below)

Modern Workers need to take responsibility for their own continuous self-improvement, learning and development to stay relevant in their jobs – and not rely on being spoon fed by their organisations. Hence developing the skills for modern learning will be key. Having personal and relevant learning experiences will be important, rather than relying on a one-size-fits all, sheep dip approach to training. See 3 – The Modern Worker

ModernManagers need to take (much more) responsibility for the growth and development of their people in their daily working lives – and not just pass this off to their L&D department. it means valuing non-training ways of learning, adopting modern learning practices themselves, and encouraging the sharing of knowledge and experiences in their teams. See 2 – The Modern Manager

Modern L&D teams need to stop trying to “command and control” workplace learning. After all they can no longer provide and manage everything everyone needs to learn to do their job and prepare them and the organisation for the future. Their work will need to be more about building, enabling and supporting this new organisational learning culture and mindset. Adopting a modern workplace learning mindset will not mean imposing some top-down change management program, rather it will mean L&D having a new relationship with the business (as described on the next page)


L&D’s new relationship with the business 

Last updated: February 25, 2020 at 12:42 pm