This year I have been taking a fresh interest in an age-old challenge for workplace learning – learning culture, or rather the lack of it! Increasingly I hear poor learning culture being blamed for the stilted progress in our corporate L&D ambitions.
Those that know me well, know that curiosity is my middle name. So, when think about learning culture, I’m interested in the what, the why, the how and the when.
What is a learning culture?
When I ask how do you define a good learning culture in conferences and webinars, participants typically have a mixed view ranging from ‘our staff are self-directed learners, ‘our managers make time’, ‘we get the budget we need’. Many of these definitions are personal and unique to the experience and frustrations of the contributor.