Learning needs to live in the DNA of teams
The training and development function provides formal training programs in organizations. In my 25 years working in learning and development, I’ve realized that these formal programs only get us part way there.
Leaders need to take ownership of developing their employees and create a culture of learning. in doing so, they create higher-performing teams that adapt better, innovate more and become a magnet for motivated, productive employees.
Bridging formal learning and learning culture
When considering the roles of formal training and leader-led learning, it’s helpful to think of a partially constructed bridge. The bridge represents organizational adaptability, high-performing teams, and employee engagement.
One side represents Learning and Development and formal training programs. So often, I’ve seen learning and development professionals create fantastic programs only to have them fall short. The programs fail to change behaviour or impact business results.
The other side of the bridge represents People Leaders and their teams. For teams to be high-performing, organizations agile and employees engaged at work, leaders need to take ownership of employee development and foster a learning culture. They need to Lead with Learning.
I bring my 25 years of experience helping learning professionals create and implement formal training programs to leaders and their teams to build a learning culture. I bridge the gap between formal training and learning embedded in the DNA of teams.