Why is continuous learning important for us?
Staying competitive in today’s global marketplace means that organizations need to be innovative, adaptive, and ever-changing. Achieving this depends on the skill and knowledge. To innovate, to try a new process, or to do something new all requires learning.
People need to learn new knowledge or skills in order to see things in a new light and take that next leap. When organizations do not support a continual process of learning, innovation does not happen, processes remain unchanged, and nothing new is ever accomplished.
Employees need to be able to challenge themselves in order to obtain new knowledge, ideas, and skills. Learning needs to be on a flexible, on-demand and continual basis in order to contribute this kind of cutting-edge performance.
Creating a learning culture within the organization is an effective way to improve performance and innovation, as mentioned earlier, but also employee satisfaction and retention.
- Knowledge is power - The more employees know and the more they can do, the more they can contribute to the organization.
- More cost effective - Investing in the development of employees is less expensive than rehiring and retraining new employees.
- Show that employees are valued - Support of continuous learning indicates that employees are worth the investment and that the organization is genuine about employee career development.
Continuously updating knowledge or skills help our employees in both their professional life and personal life.