The Power of Social Learning in Today’s Workplace

When you think of learning in the workplace, chances are good you picture something formalized. An employee uses the learning management system to complete a course, for instance. Or maybe you think of a new hire shadowing someone more experienced as they learn the ropes.

Those are certainly valid examples of learning, but, today, there are many other options. For instance, did you know that up to 90% of the learning that occurs within your business is informal? In most cases, it is done socially, from person to person.

Humans have always learned through social means, and that is not about to change. The good news is that you can tap into the benefits offered by social learning to help drive improved outcomes within your organization. You just need to know a bit more about how it all works.

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