Upskill your workforce at the workplace, increasing training efficiency & organisational productivity
Workplace Learning is the acquisition of skills or knowledge by formal and/or informal means AT THE WORKPLACE.
This is different from traditional concepts of learning or training, where we attend a formal course at a school or training institute. Trainees are taken out of their work environment, and consume training in possibly a classroom setting.
Learning at the workplace offers benefits to both organisations & workers – as workers can now participate in training right in the work environment. Time is saved, and contextual application is improved.
Workplace Learning can take on many forms. Here are some examples:
Proper onboarding, or induction, is an example of Workplace Learning.
A digital onboarding guide can be useful to convey key information to your new hire before he/she starts work. Your 1st-day onboarding session can then be spent more efficiently.
Workplace demonstration is a useful method of learning – used in industries from Food Services, to Construction, to Logistics, to Office work.
Demonstrations are great for visual learners, who learn best by watching an expert perform the task.
Kinesthetic learners also benefit because they are able to use their hands, to follow what the instructor has just demonstrated and put the task to practice..
In summary, Workplace Demonstrations are excellent for procedure-based training, and can be supplemented with a digital guide.
Job Shadowing is a form of on-the-job training (“OJT”) through observing. It can help employees to develop skills, knowledge and experience.
Job Shadowing can help employees to absorb the values & norms of the job by observing an experienced / senior worker perform the job’s tasks regularly.
Job rotation can take two possible forms: Cross-functional (Position) rotation, or Task rotation.
Cross-functional rotations (also known as position rotation) are useful to expose staff to different roles and can be an important tool in developing the organisation’s key personnel and career advancement.
Task rotations are used for cross-training workers. It can be useful to upskill workers, and reduce job fatigue and monotony.
Singapore’s Institute for Adult Learning provides a fuller list of Workplace Learning Interventions.
Formal training is but one way to upskill your workforce.
Workplace Learning can be an important component of the overall upskilling framework for your organisation. Use Workplace Learning to train your workers where they work, in the flow of work.
Let ArcLab help your organisation put in place a Workplace Learning programme.
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