In a dream world, we’d all devote countless hours to our professional development. Who doesn’t want to brush up on old skills and learn something new? It would only make us better contributors, right?
Here’s the rub: the modern learner only has about 1% of their day they can devote to learning and development activities.¹ On top of this, resources are often stretched thin and managers aren’t necessarily thrilled at the idea of their teams taking time away from their day-to-day responsibilities to participate in training.
It sounds harsh, but it’s the reality of the situation.
We sat down with Kris Dunn, CHRO of Kinetix and founder of Fistful of Talent, and Ginger Knighton, talent specialist at Kinetix during the Learning and Development Hangout with Fistful of Talent to discuss ways to diffuse the stigma that employees are wasting time when spending it on learning and development. Check out the recording for some amazing tips on how to encourage your managers to support learning.
¹”Meet the Modern Learner,” Bersin by Deloitte