Learning in workplace training courses is not always that helpful for everyday use. They are often inflexible around our goals and everyday work too. As it turns out, many of us actually feel that most of our learning and developing in the workplace comes from our experiences rather than structured courses.
Charles Jennings’ 70:20:10 explains how workplace knowledge is consumed. Only 10% of what we learn comes through structured courses and programs. The majority comes from our experiences. Companies tend to spend most of their learning budget on structured training, the least effective form of learning.
Jenning’s himself states that, « The 70:20:10 framework is a simple concept that has developed from work carried out by various researchers over the past half-century that suggests a one-dimensional focus on structured training and development – a rut that many organisations had fallen into – misses the opportunity to exploit learning and development where most of it happens, which is within the workflow. »
How BlueBottleBiz can help
Collaborative learning through the BlueBottleBiz platform will help you start with your New Year’s resolution. All through January, we will be showing you how with our dedicated discovery paths.
New Year, New You
Last week, we introduced New Year, New You, our campaign to help you keep to your new year’s resolutions. We are offering Discovery Paths to be accessed free of charge, covering a range of topics to help you start 2018 right.
We focused on management skills, female leadership and new job search Discovery Paths last week. You can find them in the previous blog post here.
This week, we are offering free Discovery Paths in Microsoft Office for beginner and intermediate skill levels, and an introduction to Cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin.
Here is brief selection of Discovery Paths for this week of New Year, New You:
We believe that these free Discovery Paths are all part of the informal training that makes up 70% of learning in the workplace. We place an emphasis on the freedom to learn, ability to share and comment, and collaborate together on the platform.
Other Discovery Paths for you to try
If you missed our post from last week, then no matter! Have a look at these Discovery Paths and feel free to share them with your colleagues.