This Episode: How To Build A Learning Culture

This week, Lucinda talks about developing a learning culture, a task that may be a little more challenging now that so many of us are working in a hybrid environment. How do we create a sense of engagement with our workers remotely? In this week’s show, Lucinda offers some practical ways in which you can ensure that learning remains a vital part of your business culture in the new working landscape.

Valuable Resources

Key Takeaways

  • Fewer than half of UK employees feel that their job offers them good opportunities to develop their skills. Is it reasonable to assume that a job provides development?
  • Indeed, a learning culture is defined as an environment where learning is not only embedded, but encouraged across every level of the organisation.
  • The main block to a learning culture generally tends to be time. Employees do not perceive that they have time away from their tasks in order to develop. 
  • Certainly, at a line manager level, we must examine the “buy-in” quality that they have. Is there lack of enthusiasm for their teams to develop, a product of their own lack of development?

Best Moments

  • ‘Just because you’re very familiar with something, doesn’t mean that other people are familiar with it’
  • ’Simplify rather than complicate’
  • ’Simply changing a form or process isn’t going to fix the problem’
  • ‘Managing people does require us to talk to them more than once a year’

About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“When we look up we rise up”

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