With so many people still working from home, informal learning should be a factor you consider for your business and employees. That’s why we thought we’d share with you this fantastic article from Training Industry.
Written by Michelle Bartlett, Leressa Suber and Heidi Lappe, their piece ‘7 Strategies to Foster Informal Learning in Your Digital Workplace’ shines a light on the key factors required, including:
- Benefits for learners and organizations
- Foster communication and transparency
- Create a sense of belonging
- Support mental health
- Encourage collaborative brainstorming
- Coaching and mentoring
- Support performance
- Enable praise and recognition
Michelle Bartlett, Ph.D., is a faculty scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. Leressa Suber, PHR, SHRM-CP, is a certified human resources professional, career coach and consultant, and founder of the HR Small Business Alliance. Her work with North Carolina State Industry Expansion Solutions evaluating curriculum programs and workforce development provides a holistic perspective on the talent pipeline and future industry needs. While Heidi Lappe is a senior digital learning leader at Lenovo with extensive experience building effective digital learning strategies for a global audience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in physical education and a Master of Science in instructional design and technology from East Carolina University.
The research team said:
“Informal learning is a simple way to strengthen organizational effectiveness. From peer learning and leadership updates to onboarding and exit interviews, there is always a learning moment to seize. By embedding informal learning into your culture, you can help real-time information and knowledge sharing happen more quickly, enabling resilience and continuity across the organization.”
Click the link below to visit the Training Industry website and discover some informal learning strategies that can help your company grow and thrive today.