It is time for L&D teams to re-evaluate and re-think their plans to create a long-term blueprint for training programs. Upskilling and reskilling must be a top priority because clearly, employees need ways to fill in the knowledge gaps they are currently facing. At the moment, most are unable to access learning at the point of their need, and what is available doesn’t make them feel connected or aligned with it.
Moreover, there’s no denying the fact that remote
work has made it even more challenging to hold learners’ attention and engage
them effectively. LinkedIn has reported
that a major pain point for L&D is making employees prioritize workplace
learning since most find it hard to include learning into their already busy
The one aspect that can strongly enhance
learning programs is the element of personalization. And why not? After all, personalization
is a part of everyday life in the consumer world. Whether it’s browsing for a
movie recommendation online or looking for food delivery, personalized search results
are the norm.
Naturally then, employees expect the same
kind of experience in their learning too. It’s about time organizations put
their best foot forward to integrate personalized learning in learning
experiences. Personalized learning is the best way to offer customized learning
to employees — based on the nature of their roles, the challenges they face,
their career needs, and personal preferences.
Personalized learning also enables
organizations to deliver training that is unique to an individual employee in
the moment of his or her need. Josh Bersin rightly sums this up when he points out,
“successful learning organizations have moved beyond L&D and training;
instead, they are developing their entire organization to fully integrate
learning with the flow of work and at the point of need.”
There are ample benefits of introducing
Personalization promotes upskilling and skill
progression by curating more robust and intelligent content for learners. This
way, learners are more engaged and get help to navigate the evolving skills
landscape. It can also ensure that learning is relevant to learners based on
their past activities as well as their future goals.
Personalized learning also offers learners
great control, allowing them to take charge of their own learning journey. Learners
have the flexibility to learn at their own pace, and choose their learning
resources and delivery formats making learning more impactful and productive. In
short, organizations need to introduce personalized learning in the workplace as
a valuable asset to achieve more effective upskilling and reskilling.
This means it is significantly important for
organizations to create a strong Learning Strategy that includes Learning which
drives organizational performance. Here’s an infographic by UpsideLMS and
Brandon Hall Group illustrating why and how Personalized Learning is the
pathway to enhance organizational learning.