Are you taking advantage of MOOCs? Massive Open Online Courses can provide a wealth of information and learning for your people. Dr Simon Hayward, CEO of Cirrus, comments in HR Grapevine.

A MOOC is accessed through the internet and can host a variety of different learning resources, such as videos of lectures, guidebooks, mp3 files and forums where users can ask questions and help each other. The internet is also of course home to a huge number of traditional courses that you and your team can access, making the most of your learning budget.

Dr Simon Hayward, CEO at Cirrus and author of Connected Leadership and the upcoming The Agile Leader, said this self-directed approach to learning is becoming more common.

“There is an inexorable drive towards more blended learning, using digital and virtual channels as well as face to face to deliver learning where and when it’s most needed,” he said. “There is also a drive towards more on the job learning, which is in line with the apprenticeships, to coach people to learn through doing, to reflect and learn how to improve, and to use collaboration across the organisation as a way to learn.

“We support both these trends as it makes learning more and more an integral part of the individual’s job and the team’s process, which helps to make it part of the culture. Key to this is a change in the mindset of leaders, to embrace learning as a key lever to drive agility and a differentiated customer experience.”

© HR Grapevine 2018

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