Rethinking organizational learning: When teachers become the students

Colleges and universities may be built around the education and success of tomorrow’s leaders, but they’re failing when it comes to engaging their own employees through ongoing learning and development.
September 17, 2019 | By Hawley Kane, via University Business

Colleges and universities may be built around the education and success of tomorrow’s leaders, but they’re failing when it comes to engaging their own employees through ongoing learning and development.

Gallup reveals that only 4 out of 10 higher education staff and faculty members strongly agree that they’ve had opportunities at work to learn and grow in the past year. Even fewer strongly agree that someone at work encourages their development or has discussed their progress in the last six months.

And while these figures are hard to confront, it’s easy to understand the reasons behind them. After all, how do you meet unique institutional compliance requirements and provide employees with meaningful development experiences?

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