The global economic upheaval after pandemic has induced a massive change in not only the way business is done but also on the working climate of organizations. These turbulent times with enormous uncertainties and challenges call for superior way of working and results-oriented paradigm more than ever before.

  • Growing need for downsizing
  • Poor quality and less commitment with outsourcing
  • Too many initiatives to handle
  • Emotional Outbursts
  • Tardiness or absences
  • Erratic behaviour
  • Falling below standards
  • Missing Deadlines

Need for the Organizations

To thrive in this era, it is really quintessential for an organization to align their learning and development practices not just on profit, productivity and customer satisfaction but striving for customer delight and on being humanitarian and developmental. They need to align their strategies and plan of actions to be a compelling place to work to attract and retain high quality human capital. The ever-evolving competitive market place demands for focus on the following aspects:

  • Getting a competitive edge with clarity of vision and focus
  • Align their strategies and plan of action to surpass the level of performance and productivity of a global workforce
  • Accelerating the development of new leaders
  • To build a team-centred culture instead of a boss-centred culture
  • Establish and maintain not just performance oriented culture but also work towards organizational climate characterized by trust, openness and shared power
  • To focus on learning how to unleash the talent of employees instead of controlling employees
  • To empower people in customer facing roles so that they can add value to the customer experience
  • Bosses to act as servant leaders, helping their teams by removing obstacles, realigning structures and systems, or bringing in additional resources to ensure success.
  • Execute change effectively, across complex and widely spread systems.
  • Fostering work-life balance by personal development of employees

Learning organizations learn faster than their competitors, thereby creating a competitive advantage that is expanded globally. As our global community becomes more and more complex, there is a need for organizations to recognize the need for on-going change, to become more adaptable and flexible, and to respond quickly to the changes that occur around them. In a learning organization, the entrepreneurial spirit gets unleashed, growth and learning is created for everyone, resulting in a greater good for all.

Need for the individuals

The people who embrace change will influence and control the world around them. In order to adapt to accelerating pace of change and to ascend the ladder of success at a fast pace, the individuals must continually redefine and expand their competencies focusing on the following:

  • Commit to continuous improvement
  • Set and achieve high standards of performance in his or her chosen field.
  • Building win-win relationships
  • Fostering a healthy work-life balance balancing key priorities
  • Leveraging collaboration

Accelerate Learning in the New Normal

In this new age, there is a strong need to update our approaches to learning to meet the demands of our high metabolism culture. And the changes that need to be made are not just cosmetic but systemic and organic in nature.

Learning and development initiatives are no longer aimed at preparing docile, obedient factory workers, but knowledge workers who have to constantly absorb and adjust to new information. Nor the training’s goal is to teach people instinctive responses for relatively mindless assembly-line jobs, but to ignite people’s full mental and psychological powers for thinking, problem solving, innovating, and learning.

Training in the learning age is characterized by total learner’s involvement, genuine collaboration, variety and diversity in learning methods. The learners must be placed in environments that are positive physically, emotionally, and socially and to give them an experience of learning by immersion that is as close to the real world as much as possible. People learn best when they are totally and actively involved and take full responsibility for their own learning.

Learning is not a spectator sport but a participatory one. Knowledge is not something a learner passively absorbs, but something a learner actively creates. The learning is accelerated in a positive physical, emotional, and social environment, one that is both relaxed and stimulating. A sense of wholeness, safety, interest, and enjoyment is essential for optimizing human learning. Hence the trainings must be more activity-based rather than materials-based or presentations-based.

The mature training firms make this happen by using accelerated learning techniques that are result based, flexible, collaborative, humanistic, multi-sensory and activity-centered. They are committed to integrate the use of learning and other interventions for the purpose of improving human performance, and addressing individual and organizational needs. In order to achieve this, such organizations use a systematic process of analyzing and responding to individual, group, and organizational performance issues. They are focused to create a positive, progressive change within organizations by balancing human, ethical, technological, and operational considerations.

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