An agile learning work culture can be possible if the team members have the courage to acquire new skills and knowledge. If the project teams are empowered to pursue their areas of interest, try new tools and techniques, and share their knowledge among each other, nothing can stop a successful project outcome.
In a learning culture, teams are the troubleshooters instead of specialists or experts. In this article at People Matters, Sharon Lobo explains why organizations need to hire employees who are open to change and willing to learn to gain a competitive advantage.
Not just employees, even organizations should be open to providing relevant resources and opportunities to their employees to implement their new skills and knowledge.
Critical to Agile Success
Below are some easy ways by which you can build an agile learning culture:
- Project managers must design personalized learning programs for each team member to assess skill levels. It will help imbibe each other’s strengths as well as overcome individual weaknesses.
- To access knowledge and information anytime, create a cloud-based knowledge base. This will help teams as well as project managers to find relevant information faster.
Driven Work Culture
If you follow the above steps, designing a people-friendly work culture will not be a challenge and employees can perform well in a healthy work environment. Here is what more can be done to boost team morale.
- Encourage employees with rewards and recognition for learning new skills. Give them perks like gift vouchers or offer to attend a skill development course to learn and enhance skills relevant to the project.
- Encourage the team to gather knowledge from other teams as well. Project managers can organize group discussions, presentations, or internal project seminars within the organization to seek opinions and constructive feedback. This will help maintain a healthy practice of taking advice from others and develop trust.
Create an environment for learning within the organization by making it easier for the employees to access the required information. It not only brings growth to the organization but also develops relevant skills and instills a sense of ownership and loyalty in your employees.
The author suggests various formats like vlogs, podcasts, and brief report capsules to circulate knowledge among teams. To read the original article, follow the link below: https://www.peoplematters.in/article/get-set-learn/how-to-create-an-agile-learning-culture-for-the-workforce-17718