- A recent article at Business2Community posits the idea that employers must seek to build a self-driven learning and development strategy because today's new hires "expect to know what they are doing and why they are doing it."
- To engage employees (a major employer objective these days), author Rafael Solis, co-founder of Braidio, a cloud-based learning and talent development platform, proposes using the same technology millennials use to access to information at their fingertips.
- By doing that, Solis writes, "self-directed learning" can be achieved via user-generated content, which he says is driving new "agile and nimble" learning management systems that leverage this new approach to learning and development.
Solis outlines a few ideas needed to create that new learning and development model. One is transparency, which requires the clear communication of status, goals and vision of the organization to better engage millennial employees, and help them learn in a "sustainable and impactful way."
His other suggestions include using social media to bring employees’ personal brands into daily workflow, which often can facilitate "consistent and organic talent development." The result? Better performance.
Finally, Solis suggests dumping ananchronistic corporate hierachies in favor of a flatter organization, which he believes will drive employee contributions to the learning curriculum. This behavior then creates higher adoption rates, quicker development and a boost in colleague support.