The world is in flux with individuals, families, organizations, and even entire nations facing change at an unprecedented pace. The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the most significant global test humanity has faced in recent history.
With global workforces larger than cities and the line between our home and work life well and truly crossed; organizations must support their people to gain the skills and capabilities to manage blurred boundaries and succeed in a fast-changing business landscape. Through doing so, employees are better able to adapt their ways of working, remain engaged, secure, and productive, and continue to grow and develop.
Throughout history, learning has been a powerful instrument for handling transition and change. Just like educational institutions tasked with preparing young people for adult life, businesses and those responsible for corporate learning (i.e. business schools, training providers, and learning consultancies) have a duty to grow and develop their workforce.
As a result, to make considerable adjustments in behavior and the necessary shift in mindset, gaining knowledge through traditional classroom-based training is simply not enough. Learning should be impactful and meaningful, and learners must be provided with the space to apply new skills into their day to day life.