Time to tackleWhile classroom learning is still effective in continuing professional development, it’s not the most practical, convenient, or memorable method. To be more effective, learning needs to fit in with our busy schedules, which is where eLearning comes into play. YouTube or independent platforms offer a swathe of options to help staff continue their professional development, while some providers are even able to curate the most relevant content. One winning feature is that many platforms are mobile-friendly, meaning staff can learn when they’re on the move. And rather than being an educational endurance test, online courses allow staff to complete sessions in quick bursts, speeding up the learning process.
Like football, business is a team game, so encourage staff to learn from the people around them. This is particularly crucial when expectations change. Success starts from the top-down, so make sure you’re sharing your own knowledge. Being a manager is ultimately about inspiring the team. You might also like to try "lunch and learn" sessions with your team to teach a topic or skill you’re an expert in. The main thing is just to start and see what works, remembering to kick the ball to others, while allowing them to give new ideas.