Celebrating employee learning, celebrating LeAP

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This line from Dr. Seuss’s poem ‘I Can Read With My Eyes Shut’ captures the essence of employee learning initiatives at emids.

It is a given that we need to learn.

At emids, two dynamic, rapidly evolving realms – of healthcare and technology – merge. Staying sharp with our skills and keeping our ways of thinking fresh, is the key to remaining relevant here. Moreover, we echo Satya Nadella’s words, where he says, “Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things.” That’s the culture of learning we’re aiming for.

Gone are the days of learning driven by PPTs – content-heavy and lecture-based. Any learning that doesn’t translate into 21stcentury skills for employees and their productivity, is passé. Research shows that 84% of employees within the best performing organizations are receiving the training they need, in the form they prefer. Enter, digital or online learning.

According to forecasts, the global e-learning market is expected to reach $243.8 billion by 2022. Why? Because it offers bite-sized learning that happens anytime, anywhere, and builds a culture of easy access to knowledge or skill-building. The possibility of employees being engaged with it is much higher. Such engagement can lead to people feeling more invested in and cared for. The result: they stay longer with the organization, perform better, and report higher workplace happiness.

How is emids leveraging digital learning to create such impact?

LeAP – our online learning library – is one such initiative. An acronym, LeAP or Learn, Apply, Perform, caters to the skills, knowledge, and mindsets an employee needs to be successful in today’s workplace. Think skills like emotional intelligence, grit, negotiation, work-life transitions, diversity, mentoring, et al. Why this focus? Soft skills or human skills is the top priority of most learning and development initiatives around the world. Driving this is a surge of industry changes, automation, and technological advancements. The modern workplace requires adaptable, critical thinkers who can communicate effectively. And LeAP helps people get there. It’s a platform to gain cutting-edge relevant knowledge, and ideas on how to practice it.

Quoting the World Economic Forum, “As the rate of skills change accelerates across both old and new roles in all industries, proactive and innovative skill-building and talent management is an urgent issue.” And LeAP is an attempt to meet this growing need for innovative skills, as well as make employee learning expansive, rich, and relevant.

Here are some posts that stand out from the portal’s four-year journey. Hope you enjoy reading them.

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  4. Want successful and innovative teams? Create safety
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  6. Bridging the worlds of parenting and work

 

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