Employees who embrace learning eagerly develop new skills, innovate creatively, and welcome change - the ingredients of success for any organization that wants to stay competitive and meet the challenges of the turbulent 21st century workplace. Developing Employees Who Love to Learn is filled with innovative strategies for helping employees advance themselves - and their businesses - by learning to learn. Step by step this book shows how to lay the groundwork and put in place the activities and programs that will generate meaningful employee learning.
Author Linda Honold's numerous illustrative examples give managers, human resources, and organization development professionals a much-needed guide to promoting ongoing learning at work. Using the information and implementing an effective learning-to-learn system will integrate learning with work, link a new learning approach to an existing career development program, encourage employees to be responsible for their own learning, develop employees who are engaged in their work, tie employee learning to performance evaluations, and transform any workplace into a learning environment.
List of Learning Tools
Foreword by Ralph Stayer
About the Author
Part 1: Individual Learning in the Workplace
1 Characteristics of Learning in Organizations
2 Realizing the Power of Individual Learning
3 Working with Adult Learning Styles and Practices
Part 2: Creating a System to Support Learning
4 Developing a Vision, Mission, and Plan
5 Implementing and Managing a Learning Support System
Part 3: The Learning Toolbox: A Compendium of Tools, Strategies, and Resources
6 Methods for Developing Interest in Learning and Self-Knowledge
7 Individual Learning Tools and Strategies for Knowledge and Skills
8 Mentoring, Coaching, and Peer Learning Approaches
9 Tools and Strategies for Individual Learning in Groups 10 Tools and Strategies for Integrating Learning with Work
11 Learning Opportunities for Leaders
Linda Honold, Ph.D., is president and founder of Empowerment Systems, and organizational consulting firm specializing in employee learning and organizational transformation. She is the former Coach for Member Development at Johsonville Sausage, the company featured in Tom Peter's best-selling book Thriving on Chaos. Honold is a member of numerous professional organizations and a popular keynote speaker and presenter.
“Here’s one with a twist: a book that tells us not how to become better trainers, but how to develop better learners. In Developing Employees Who Love to Learn, Linda Honold shows how any organization can implement a successful learning system that will improve employee performance and keep the business competitive. Honold makes a strong case for investing in such an endeavor as she enumerates the benefits to the organization: The approach will help to attract high-quality employees (already inclined toward continually developing themselves) and thus create and retain a strong, resilient workforce. . .”
—Jane Bozarth, Training Book Reviews
"Developing Employees Who Love to Learn provides a clear road map for creating successful learning in an organization. The tools and strategies Honold offers are invigorating and can make the organization heart beat faster. This book will help you. It should be read by everyone who is interested in transforming his or her organization by developing the talents of its people. This strategic resource will make your job easier by demonstrating how to use the tools of effective, work-based training. It is for any manager who believes in the power of human potential."
—From the Foreword by Ralph Stayer, coauthor of Flight of the Buffalo, CEO of Johnsonville Sausage