Three Ways Learning in the Flow of Work Makes Up-Skilling Easier

  1. Boosts productivity. Learning in the flow of work allows employees to immediately apply new knowledge and skills to their work. The ability to quickly problem-solve increases productivity. Whether it’s a video tutorial or access to a job aid with FAQs, they’re able to troubleshoot the issue right away. This can reduce the overall training cost for the organization since employees will no longer need to take time away from work to attend a training program. This also decreases scrap learning — the information consumed by learners that is not retained or immediately applied to their work. Applying learned information immediately increases the individual’s productivity and results in no wasted spending for the organization.
  2. Feelings of success. Research from Josh Bersin revealed that employees who spend time learning on the job are 47% less likely to be stressed and 39% more likely to feel productive and successful than those who don’t. The acquisition of new skills and the ability to problem-solve can boost one’s self-esteem and help eliminate stress from current roles. Employees will often find themselves in instances where they require new information to support quick-turn activities. Those who find themselves learning in the flow of work will be a step ahead. They’ll have the ability to make better-informed decisions quicker because of their access to information exactly when they needed it.
  3. Fostering a culture of learning leads to competitive advantage. Learning becomes part of the work itself when teams work together to master the skills needed to achieve the goals of the project. Deloitte research found that organizations that implemented learning in the flow of work regularly experience greater business outcomes due to their ability to better adapt to environmental changes. Each day brings new challenges and new opportunities for growth. Helping your workforce learn and adapt in the moment helps your company build a bigger competitive advantage.

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