An examination of learning activities and learning to learn; as well as learning areas that ensure that basic business skills are in place
When new staff join an organization from school, university, or from another organisation, or for the first time through economic necessity, they often undergo an induction programme to get on board and learn about the business, but they may lack very basic, generic office and other skills – including a full capacity to learn. Sometimes existing staff lack these skills as well.
Part 1: Learning Activities and Learning to Learn in Place?
- Accounting for individual learning styles, preferences, capacity, pace
- Avenues: internal and external, on the job, buddy system, self-directed, formal training, coaching, mentoring, consciousness raising excursions, on-line and live
- Skills audits and assessments– present and future
- Modern methods and techniques
- Learning organization principles
- Stimulating curiosity, interests, aptitudes and potential talents
- Leadership emphases
Part 2: Learning Areas or Subjects?
- Getting organized
- Holding a useful meeting
- Making a decision (individually or as a team member)
- Solving a problem (individually or as a team member)
- Designing a process
- Making a plan
- Communicating and relating clearly/ conflict handling/ telephone etiquette and skills, giving and receiving constructive feedback, holding crucial conversations, giving a presentation
- Higher Performance: EQ and SQ, Mindfulness (stress, focus, thinking and feeling patterning)
- Being a part of a team