A Lead Where You Are Mindset: Get Engaged in Learning
Related Fun Fact of the Week:
According to a 2009 study that was conducted in Paris, the participants’ brains actually worked at half capacity when they were asked to multitask. When multitasking, it typically takes the brain twice as long to complete an assignment or task, and your error rate goes up by about 50%.
As we close out our series on the Lead Where You Are mindset, we focus on creating a pathway to engaged success. Like organizational and individual performance, learning continues to evolve. Today, even more so than in the past, it is crucial to continue developing our individual skills and talents both inside and outside the workplace. In the past, organizations would spend thousands of dollars to send employees to multi-day training seminars with little to no follow up so retention was limited. As we move toward leading where we are, we want to change past ineffective processes and move toward sustainable engaged learning. The following three step learning process is a proven model for learning engagement and retention.
Step 1 - Immerse
This step is the foundation of effective learning and retention. Building our knowledge with content, concept awareness and a vision for what success looks like moving forward.
Step 2 - Engage
Engaging in your learning is taking what we learn in the immersion step and moving it to the next level, turning information into insights and action. Examples of this could be meeting with your manager to discuss key takeaways in order to create accountability, teaching what you learn to others, and scheduling time each month to meet with your mentor or manager about how you are using the information gained.
Step 3 - Reinforcement
This final step is about finding additional ways to expand on the knowledge gained and develop measures of progress for yourself. Find ways to gain feedback or create daily reminders about your new learnings that trigger related thinking and activities.
Set your learning investment apart and take your growth and impact to a whole new level. Get immersed, actively engage and continually reinforce.
Cornerstone Learning is a performance and leadership consulting organization that has worked with clients all over the world. Our focus is working with individuals and organizations to create performance solutions that deliver top-tier results by inspiring, enabling, and developing employee-led, leader supported, and organization enabled performance. We are able to successfully deliver this through multiple products and services such as employee surveys, online training, performance assessments, and performance coaching. The goal at Cornerstone Learning is to assist our clients in enabling success by developing a dynamic and customized pathway to deliver role model organizational and personal performance.