Modern Workplace Learning is an approach that aims to bridge that gap. It does require a new learning mindset that views learning at work very differently. So a continuous learning environment is not a platform but a workplace where everyone is constantly acquiring new knowledge and skills in many different ways – both planned and unplanned, formal and informal, at work and outside work. Individuals need to take responsibility for their own continuous self-improvement, learning and development to stay relevant in their jobs – and not rely on being spoon fed by their organisations – hence developing the skills for modern learning will be key. It means valuing non-training ways of learning, adopting modern learning practices themselves, and encouraging the sharing of knowledge and experiences in their teams. L&D teams need to stop trying to “Command and control” workplace learning. Adopting modern workplace learning mindset will not mean imposing some top-down change management program, rather it will mean L&D having a new relationship with the business.
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