Make Learning Come Alive

Ever sat through a dull training session, counting down the minutes? Imagine how your team feels in those moments. No wonder many see learning as a chore, not an opportunity.

Many managers think formal training programs are enough to keep their teams sharp. But often, these sessions are too rigid, too theoretical, and just plain boring. This kills enthusiasm and creativity.

What Managers Often Do:

  • Schedule long, monotonous training sessions.
  • Focus only on theory, ignoring practical application.
  • Miss the importance of engaging, interactive learning experiences.

These methods make learning feel like a box-ticking exercise, not an exciting journey.

There’s a Better Way.

The 70-20-10 Model for Learning and Development shows that only 10% of professional growth comes from formal training. Most learning happens through on-the-job experiences (70%) and interactions with others (20%). This means we need real-world, dynamic learning experiences.

You can make learning alive.

  • Incorporate Hands-On Activities: Use role-playing, simulations, and real-world projects. This makes learning practical and engaging, helping employees retain information better.
  • Encourage Peer Learning: Create opportunities for team members to learn from each other through mentorship, peer reviews, and collaborative projects. This spreads knowledge and builds stronger team bonds.
  • Make Learning Fun: Add gamification to your training. Use quizzes, challenges, and rewards to make learning more engaging and enjoyable.
  • Provide Continuous Learning Opportunities: Instead of one-off training sessions, integrate learning into daily work. Offer micro-learning modules, regular skill-building workshops, and access to online resources.

Today, think about how you can make learning more dynamic for your team. Start small: introduce a fun, interactive activity in your next training session. Encourage team members to share their knowledge and experiences.

Remember, when learning comes alive, it not only boosts skills but also ignites passion and engagement. Transform your team’s development journey into an exciting adventure.

Best,

Jef Menguin

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