Keeping employees around and making sure your workforce has the skills and experience they need to fulfill the ever-evolving requirements of tomorrow are dual challenges that will make or break organizations in the 2020s.
Luckily, there’s a single solution to these twin challenges: cultivating a culture of learning agility in your workplace.
Learning agility is a particular combination of:
Speed: how quickly your workforce can identify and learn skills you need
Commitment: how engaged your workforce is in your learning opportunities
Flexibility: how well you’re able to adjust for changing needs
Creating a truly agile learning culture is a long-term business goal that requires your Leadership and Development team to step into leadership roles as well as the sustained buy-in of your entire workforce.
The investment is absolutely worth it. Here are the four big reasons why.
Skill sets are changing faster than ever
It’s the best way to combat the reskilling and upskilling maturity curve
It’s essential for retention and engagement
It can solve the internal mobility disconnect between employees and employers
Reskilling and upskilling are processes that are significantly affected by momentum. The more diverse and accessible the learning options available, the more effectively L&D can encourage engagement and lay the foundations for long-term reskilling and upskilling. Both providing diverse learning options and driving engagement require a culture of learning agility.
But employees aren’t receiving the right support. In the past six months:
Only 15% say the organization encouraged them to move to a new role
Only 26% say their organization challenged them to learn a new skill
Only 14% say their organization encouraged them to build a new career development plan
L&D provides skill-building paths and resources aligned to both business needs and employee career goals, creating a pipeline of internal talent to match opportunities.
Creating an agile learning culture in your workplace requires you to provide:
Personalized learning paths customized to each employee’s career aspirations
Flexible options to allow your employees to learn what, how, and when they want
Engaging, relevant lesson plans that speak to what employees want and need to learn
High-quality learning resources provided by expert instructors
A system for identifying and addressing both employee and organization-wide skill gaps
The LinkedIn Learning platform provides each of these needs, along with everything else you need to get started creating a culture of agile learning in your organization today.
With LinkedIn Learning, you can identify both individual employee and organization-wide skill gaps. Compare these skill gaps to the skills employees want to learn in order to create personalized learning paths that give each employee what they want and strategically close organizational skill gaps at the same time.
For much more on how to create an agile learning culture in your workplace starting right now, download the Workplace Learning Report.