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Creating a culture of learning

Posted by Marshall Ford on Aug 17, 2016 4:00:50 PM

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It is no secret that the world of technology is constantly changing, notably Managed IT Services. What Five Niners have learned in technical training programs as early as last year has probably transformed and changed today. This is not only true for Five Nines but all businesses that leverage technology across the world. So how is Five Nines staying current with all of these changes? We created a culture of learning. What can you do to create a learning culture in your workspace?

Humans are biologically wired to learn and grow. The challenge becomes how do you create a transformative learning culture that will not conform and become stagnate but rather thrive. Whether you are looking to become the newest Five Niner or just curious how Five Nines is staying relevant with the ever changing world of technology, checkout the steps below Five Nines is taking to create a culture of learning:

  • Employees are encouraged to study for and obtain certifications during work hours
  • Knowledge levels are tracked so that:
    • Employees know who is an expert in a subject
    • Management can review for risks/opportunities to increase knowledge on a particular subject
  • Employees are able to get certifications that interest and would benefit them in their current position
  • Growth and Development plans are created and maintained for each employee separately
  • Goals are employee driven but with the encouragement and resources from the Training & Development department
  • Employees are in the driver’s seat of their careers at Five Nines
  • Employees are provided blended resources to learn from that best suit their learning style, to include:
    • Auditory
    • Visual
    • Tactile (hands on)

As of today everyone at Five Nines has a training and development plan. Technical resources continue to focus on certifications to support products Five Nines offers through Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, VMWare & Shadow Protect.

Five Nines continues to focus on these 5 Steps to create a transformative learning culture:

  1. Everyone is encouraged to treat learning as an unbounded resource rather than a scheduled educational event
  2. Learning is easily accessible. Slack channels are available to share knowledge and ask for peer help
  3. Blended learning opportunities are available to account for all learning styles
  4. Performance is evaluated based on learning and growth within every position
  5. A training and development manager is solely focused on the individual growth and development of all Five Niners

 

Topics: Culture

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