July 26, 2022 | Altura Blog
Creating a positive learning culture in the workplace is essential for any organisation aiming to provide high-quality care and support.
Why is a positive learning culture so important?
A positive learning culture promotes continuous improvement and supports professional development, leading to better outcomes for the organisation and those receiving care.
These outcomes can include improved:
- Resident/client safety
- Overall customer satisfaction
- Staff morale
- Staff performance
- Staff retention
How can my organisation create a positive learning culture?
Here are 5 quick tips for creating a positive learning culture:
- Ensure learning is embedded into the organisation’s core values. These are the key principles that guide the way you work. If learning is a part of the organisation’s core values, it will be seen as a priority within the organisation.
- Lead by example. A positive learning culture starts at the top. Staff will view learning as a worthwhile activity if this is demonstrated by the leadership team.
- Develop a mentoring/buddy system. Provide opportunities for staff to receive 1:1 coaching and support. This promotes accountability and facilitates openness and transparency with learning.
- Incentivise. Offer rewards and incentives for staff who are prioritising learning – it shows that the organisation values the time staff are taking for professional development.
- Share learnings. Provide opportunities for staff to share what they are learning on-the-job, or via an external learning activity.
For further information on how to develop a positive learning culture within your organisation, check out Altura Learning’s course “Outstanding Learning: Engaging Hearts”. This course describes how Altura Learning’s members are utilising our courses to engage their staff, in order to support a culture of learning, education and development.