This is the second blog in a three-part series presenting you with our favorite quotes from 2015. Be sure to check out our favorite quotes about ongoing performance management.
What comes to mind when you hear the word "change"?
If you were to ask a dozen people, you will probably get a range of answers. You might even get a range of reactions ranging from a sense of comfort and acceptance that change is inevitable to feelings of confusion and panic about things happening out of our control.
Change can prompt many different types of emotions and thoughts. When it comes to today's workplace, much has changed in recent years. We don't have to think that far back, either. The effects of the recession are still lingering in some industries. And while the workplace has changed in the past decade, so too has the state of the workforce. In May, Pew Research reported that millennials represented the largest share of the American workforce. This marked a significant shift: Never before have so many generations worked together at once. As my colleague Zoryana explained, there's no need to hide under the covers or run for the hills because of this shift.
As a result of the changing workforce, organizations will need to up their game when it comes to learning and development strategies. As newer generations of employees enters the workforce in waves, so too will their desire for continuous learning. For these generations, it will be an expectation - not just a perk - that learning and development opportunities will support career development and progression.
The business of lifelong learning
Research from Aon Hewitt indicates that career development discussions are important in keeping employees motivated and engaged. This applies to all employees regardless of what stage they are in their career. Having a strategy in place that enables and encourages employees to take charge of their career development with planned learning activities isn't just good for employee morale - it's good business.
Learning activities should link employee performance and career development to business results. This shows employees that your organization is serious about their development and prepared to help them reach their goals. The return for your organization's investment is a bright future with long-term success.
Here are five of our favorite quotes about learning from the past year.
5 quotes about developing a culture of learning
Learning is all about providing employees the resources they need to be successful in their career and support your bottom line results. Make 2016 a successful one with learning and development strategies that drive employee performance, career development, and business success!
Up next: Our next post will feature our favorite quotes about succession planning. Stay tuned!