Little by Little, Day by Day
In our fast-paced, ever-changing society, we need to be continuous learners to keep up, but we have little time for training and development. Consider these stats from Bersin by Deloitte.
2½ to 5 years - the half-life of many professional skills
38% of employees - have opportunities for workplace training
5 minutes - the time between workplace interruptions
1% - the amount of workplace time employees have to focus on learning
4 minutes – the longest online videos most will watch
In our constantly changing workplaces, lifelong learning is essential for personal and organizational success. Yet, most of us find it nearly impossible to fit half- or full-day training and development opportunities into our schedule. A half-life of 5 years for many professional skills (and much of our workplace knowledge), means that 20% of our work changes annually. We all need to learn many new things week-by-week. Yet, our to-do lists are overwhelming. How can we flourish?
Many are finding that micro-learning is an important part of the answer.
- Acknowledging that we have a skill or knowledge gap
- Identifying the topic we need to learn about
- Finding timely information that takes 1 to 4 minutes to digest
Microlearning resources enable us to:
- Learn what we need without a lot of fluff or extra content
- Avoid information overload
- Remember what we learned
Other research revealed the biggest risk for ongoing company success:
85% of organizations - lack of employee leadership capacity
What can you do to enhance your leadership capacity little-by-little, day-by-day?