The Times has published a special report into The Future of Learning which includes comment from Cirrus CEO Dr Simon Hayward.
The report investigates how to combat the UK’s skills crisis with lifelong learning programmes and the benefits to businesses of investing in developing their people.
A specific article on combating the skills crisis with lifelong learning contends that organisations who create a culture of continuous learning at work can help keep the UK workforce relevant and agile in a rapidly changing business environment. In this article, Cirrus CEO Dr Simon Hayward comments that there are organisations attempting to develop such a culture, citing Lego, Inditex and 3M as examples. “But they are too often the exception. The norm is for learning to be seen as separate to the day job, as something that is needed to get promoted or address performance issues.”