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Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success (Part Two)

S. GillDr. Stephen J. Gill– is a guest contributor. An Independent Consultant for Human Performance; He is co-founder of Learning2BGreat.com, a resource for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations. He publishes a blog at:
http://ThePerformanceImprovementBlog.com

 What a learning culture looks like in action

A learning culture is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe challenging the status quo and taking risks to enhance the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders. A learning culture is an environment in which learning how to learn is valued and accepted. In a learning culture, the pursuit of learning is woven into the fabric of organizational life

You will know a learning culture is taking shape when you see:

  • Executives setting an example for risk-taking and learning from failure
  • Managers helping employees set learning goals, apply learning, and then support the learning through follow-up and feedback
  • Project leaders using action learning to help their teams learn and improve team performance
  • Everyone sharing information among departments and everyone learning from each other

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THE NEW GAME FOR THE AUTO INDUSTRY IS: RECALL, RECALL AND RECALL

Haloulakos

Dr. V. E. “Bill” Haloulakos  is an Aerospace Science Consultant/Professor,  AIAA National Distinguished Lecturer  Distinguished Engineering Educator Award Winner

From the the current daily news one would conclude that the Automobile Industry is the recall and design flaw remedy business instead of designing, producing and marketing new automobiles. Many millions, yes millions, of autos are being recalled be it because of faulty airbags, fuel lines, ignition switches and their likes. Especially the airbag issues have resulted in congressional committee hearings with heated exchanges between industry representatives and members of Congress.

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Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success (Part One)

S. Gill
Dr. Stephen J. Gill— is a guest contributor. An Independent Consultant for Human
Performance

He publishes a blog at:

http://ThePerformanceImprovementBlog.com

Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

Do you want employees to care about their work and their customers and go the extra mile? Do you want employees to improve their ability to contribute to the organization? Do you want employees to be creative and innovative and think about new and better products and services? Do you want employees to be focused on achieving results? Do you want employees who openly discuss ways to improve performance?

If your answer is “yes” to these questions, then you need to develop an organizational culture that supports continuous learning by everyone from the CEO to the hourly employee. HR and training professionals, by themselves, cannot develop this kind of culture. If you’re like most businesses, you rely heavily on these professionals to deliver programs that provide employees with what they need to know to do their jobs, whether that is assembling products, running complex machines, managing teams, or running an entire organization. That model of learning was effective for most of the past century. However, that model does not work for the modern company. Today’s companies require a culture in which everyone is continuously learning as individuals, as teams, and as whole organizations.

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