Running a company isn’t easy. You always have to look out for the overall progress of the organization and the performances of all your employees. Sometimes, you may have to be proactive in encouraging your workers in improving their work; however, there are times when you have to allow them to improve by themselves. This is where self-learning comes in.
First of all, what is self-learning?
It is defined as “the act in which an individual takes the initiative and the responsibility for what occurs. Individuals select, manage, and assess their own learning activities, which can be pursued at any time, in any place, through any means, at any age.” Simply put, it is the initiative of employees to further hone their skills and to be more efficient at their job. Some employees may do so during their usual everyday task, while some may offer to undertake new responsibilities that they feel would help them learn more in the long run.
If that’s the case, what are its benefits?
There are a lot to mention, however, we had picked the most crucial ones to consider:
- The self-learning process would be more engrossing. This is due to the fact that it was initiated by the employee themselves. They have a grasp of what to do, strategize along the way, see what works and what doesn’t.
- The self-learning process would be more fulfilling. We mentioned before that the employee would have a grasp of what to do. This is further elaborated by the fact that they would be in control of what they’d have to learn. While seminars would deliver pointers in a very linear manner, employees who choose to undergo self-learning would be able to experiment and witness firsthand the pros and cons. Experience is the best teacher, after all.
- The self-learning process encourages learning at their own chosen pace. Yes, seminars may be rushed at times, thus, leaving attendees scratching their heads at concepts which they were not able to fully absorb. The self-learning process defers from that, in the sense that an employee would have all the time in the world to digest every cause and effect, risk and reward, and triumphs and pitfalls with no time limit at all. A formal seminar may last for a day or two, but initiating a self-directed learning may last a whole career run.
Those are the benefits for employees, how about for the employers?
Not to be left out of all the fun, self-directed learning by the workers would reap good effects for the company as well:
- It enables the company to develop an ecosystem of continuous learning among its employees. It saves a lot of time and money from attending seminars. It also enables your employees to be more efficient, and open the gateway towards an almost perfect performance in every task.
- It enables collaboration between the employees. What’s better than learning all by yourself? Learning as a group, of course. When all employees strive for betterment in their career, their performance and motivations are accomplished in unison, raking in great results for the company as a whole.
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