When on the job learning is done effectively, it is beneficial for both employee and organization. Self-improvement helps personal and organizational outcomes when it is performed within the existing workspace.
The job of the learning and development department within an organization is to develop the employees’ talent and allow them to reach its full potentials. However, the scope and function of such department is different for every organizational type.
As a part of such studies, researchers have identified various key learning and development trends that are given below:
Learning Focusing On Business Results Growth:
Learning focusing on all of the business results growths sees the learning and development department of an organization to concentrate on cost-efficient and active learning that impacts the business results positively.
Such focus includes the organizational resources consumption on strategic bases, increasing innovations direction, work capability and alignment with all of the business goals.
Strategic Talent Management:
Regarding this learning and development trend, all the attraction, strategic development, retention and incorporation of expertise elite gets more attention, with those organizations that are investing in human capital that might increase the whole of the organizational performance.
The maximum amount of learning materials and content for the learners are customized to ensure the whole of learning contents are meeting the goals of the individual, his talent and passion.
Increased Self-Direction of Learners:
Learners are motivated to be responsible for their self-Learning and development and determine their own learning methods, career paths and contents. In this regard, all the employees are held superintended for their employ-ability, transfer-ability and mobility.
The popularity of Mobile Learning:
Because of mobility and flexibility’s present needs, currently, employees are learning anytime everywhere using their mobile phones and tablets. The location and time of learning are not fixed this way.
Migration of Workplace into Learning Environment:
Organizations mostly facilitate learning in the workplace because it is becoming part of the routine organizational activities. Learning is also integrated into the processes of work with the use of learning tools and technologies that are informal.