The definition of Learning & Development (L&D)
Learning & Development (L&D) refers to the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, and competencies by individuals within an organization to enhance their performance and contribute to the overall success of the organization. It encompasses activities and initiatives designed to facilitate learning, training, and professional development for employees.
L&D initiatives are aimed at improving the capabilities and effectiveness of employees at various levels, from entry-level positions to leadership roles. The focus of L&D is not only on formal training programs but also on continuous learning, which can occur through various channels such as workshops, seminars, e-learning platforms, on-the-job training, mentoring, coaching, and self-directed learning.
Much has been said and written about the new way forward with regards to “learning” and the class room paradigm. Whether you adopt the modern school of thought or even take it to a new level with the “Flipped Classroom”, there is no doubt change is in the air. We would go further and state “change is mandatory”!
Education should not be a one-time event but a lifelong experience, it should be less passive and much more “hands on”. Additionally, education must empower students to succeed not just in school but in all scopes of their life.
In order to change behaviours, and especially when we talk about organisations that aim to change an internal behaviour, it takes more than some trainings to change mindsets.
What’s the main keys to influence change
The first key to influence change is through effective Internal Communication. In order to align a mindset throughout the organisation, it is important to have channels in which you can spread messages and content to your employees.
The second key to influence change in behaviours is through the learning experiences that organisations can provide in order to promote certain behaviours and/or ways of working.
Through the concept of Microlearning, you can create knowledge pills that employees have access throughout their time in the organization.
The key to spread learning content is to not fill employees’ time with learning content to acquire in a short period of time, but rather provide them small amounts of knowledge through their journey in the organisation. This way, the retention of the content will be much higher. Also, the addition of gamification elements will increase the engagement of employees when acquiring the knowledge.
How can GFoundry support me in changing Learning & Development behaviours in my organisation?
GFoundry joins these forces of change and believes in creating simple and engaging learning tools. Workplace gamification done well is a fusion of design, psychology, and analytics to create experiences that employees find fun and stimulating, with amazing gains for all!
Through our Learn Module, it is possible to have quizzes, with 4 different game modes, where employees can either test their knowledge on a certain area (for example, the values of the organisation), or they can also challenge their colleagues for battles.
This type of dynamic will increase the interest in consuming this content, but will also promote interaction among the organisation.
Finally, since GFoundry is available on Mobile, you can use Push Notifications to send short messages to your employees in order to reach them in a more effective way.
Curious about how GFoundry can be a partner in changing behaviours in your organisation? Talk to us and book a demo now!
Microlearning is a learning approach whose strategy is to deliver relevant content in small, highly focused blocks on the topic to be addressed.
It is the ideal way to find quick answers to specific problems.
- Duration: As the name implies, microlearning is fast. The basic idea is that a training module can be completed in about five minutes. However, there are no hard and fast rules – it is all a matter of need and context.
- Focus: each formative module provides a focused answer to a single problem or question.
- Variety: microlearning content types include quizzes, video, audio podcasts and other documents.
- Optimised for mobile.