- April 21, 2023
- Posted by: Hannah Ingram
- Categories: Employee Engagement, Organisational Culture
To prepare for Learning at Work Week we’re exploring the ways lifelong learning can elevate your performance and career at work.
Creating Your Future
There are 3 types of learning that are powerful for the workplace. Learning for yourself, team learning, and learning where the whole organisation gets involved.
Here we’ll focus on You and the power of individual learning for your people.
Individual learning is powerful because it can be tailored to you and individual members of your team.
You get the most out of your team when you design a learning journey that feels personal to them, whether that’s through a blended learning platform that allows them to explore at the time of day when they learn best or providing them with choice about where they focus their energies to capitalise on their hidden strengths.
Here are 7 ways to create future success for yourself in the workplace through a continuous improvement and learning work culture:
Building Your Resilience
We often strive to manage stress by ourselves which puts us at risk of burnout and effects our performance. Building resilience against constant change allows us to learn techniques to manage our stress levels.
Futureproofing yourself against the inevitable challenges ahead has major implications for the future success of your career.
Identify and tackle the biggest hurdles in your personal and professional lives through the power of resilience and improve your wellbeing.
Define your values to think clearly
Values are becoming more important in the workplace, especially as Gen Z enter the market. And values mean something to all of us; but first you need to define your values to help bring clarity to your thinking.
Clear thinking allows you to establish your priorities leading to quicker decision making which is clearly linked to enhanced performance in the workplace.
Follow this up by learning strategies that stop you becoming unstuck and allow you to keep going in the face of new challenges.
Un-learning bad habits
When we feel stressed and under pressure at work learning is often the first activity to be cut. With a high workload you are less likely to attend a webinar or to multi-task through it. Understanding the neuroscience behind learning, our own learning styles and how we can optimise this learning makes a big difference.
What’s more there is a huge power in understanding the importance of un-learning bad habits and creating good habits in their place.
Understanding your learning Kryptonite
There are many things that stop us learning at our best, having the knowledge of these individual blockers that stop you learning can make a big difference.
Creating future Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) that are achievable is easier said than done. Intention plays a huge part in achieving your goals and you need a vision for this. Emotional challenges along the way can stifle your progress so you need to address any underlying stress or blockers to your success.
You need to overcome imposter syndrome when it comes both to goal setting and other activities whether this is people management or working on a new project. Often there will be areas of our job that scare us due to emotional challenges, past rejection or the fear of failure.
Setting yourself up to succeed
Building good habits allows you to build the consistency you need to achieve those big goals. There are techniques that work well for hybrid working too. The important thing is to create these in a way that encourages a healthy work-life balance.
18 Learning at Work Week Modules
We’re hosting 18 Modules for Learning at Work Week through our Organisational Development Consultancy team D4S, several of which are aimed at individual learning.
Contact us to check availability or talk through which modules might be best for your team.
Last Updated on 5 months by Hannah Ingram