Building and fostering a culture of learning is an effective way to increase employee engagement, upskill, cross-skill, and create a foundation that will enhance your company’s offerings and ultimately drive profits.

What is a Learning Culture?

learning culture consists of a community of workers instilled with a “growth mindset.” In a learning culture, workers not only improve and apply their own skills and lessons to better the organization: they feel compelled to share their knowledge with the rest of the team.

Why Is a Learning Culture Important?

A learning culture creates clear benefits for the organization:

  • It creates employee engagement which has been shown to improve productivity and business performance.
  • It demonstrates to your people that they are valuable and that you are willing to invest in them.
  • It fosters a growth mindset enabling your people to solve problems more effectively.
  • It creates adaptable and flexible resources, ready to meet the changing needs of your market.

How Can a Learning Culture Increase Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement is the emotional attachment employees feel towards their place of work, their role, their position within the company, their colleagues, and the work culture. Engaged employees are more productive and report higher job satisfaction.

When done right, engaging employees results in the conditions necessary for all members of an organization to give their best each day. It fosters a commitment to the organization’s goals and values leading to greater organizational success.

Learning cultures increase employee engagement by:

  • Demonstrating that leaders are committed to developing their employees
  • Providing opportunities to grow into new roles
  • Developing a positive work environment

A learning culture can meaningfully engage employees and isn’t hard to develop. It can start on day one with a comprehensive orientation or onboarding program and continues with regular opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing.

A Learning Culture Boosts Your Bottom Line.

Continuous learning for individuals and organizations expands the capacity to solve problems. It provides the tools necessary for success. It’s about developing new skills and increasing your knowledge. The fact is strong continuous learning skills are required to successfully adapt to the changing world of work. Knowledge sharing, skill development, learning, and technical training are now at everyone’s fingertips. Organizations just need to make it a priority.

Continuous learning will help your organization scale and adapt to the changing needs of your customers and the market. Engaged employees that feel valued and supported at work means lower turnover, which reduces recruiting expenses. Together, that’s only good news for your bottom line.

Schedule a consult to learn more about learning solutions and other ways to make your work culture more learning-friendly.