Learning Should be Valued
About a month ago we shared an article and our thoughts about the importance of learning in the workplace. Learning in the workplace is often undervalued, however studies have shown that the best managers focus on training employees and encouraging learning. Bernd Vogel, Director of Henley Centre for Leadership at Henley Business School notes, “L &D is often seen as a ‘token’ activity and that is the underlying philosophy that top managers have about it." Learning & Development professionals need to possess the confidence to impact how employees learn and grow in the workplace. The notion of constantly improving, rather than simply focusing on what one needs to know to do his job today, is the real value in empowering a Learning & Development department. At Erudite, we believe strongly in learning in the workplace and in this crazy, fast-paced world, learning has never been easier...or has it? Sometimes, the onslaught of information is simply overwhelming. For example, I will be scrolling through Twitter with my business hat on and stumble across a post about Whitman's poetry, then all of the sudden I seem to be interested in poetry, but of course Whitman sparks a love of nature, so then I am searching for my next hike. You get it, right?