As a manager, one of your biggest responsibilities is to foster your employees’ learning and development.
The best way to do that? Make growth an integrated part of their work lives. Try organizing regular “learning meetings” — simply setting aside a small amount of time for your team to learn and discuss a new concept, framework, or skill. A collective, conversational approach to learning is more likely to help your employees retain and apply new information.
Next, use little nudges, such as short emails or daily Slack reminders, to reinforce the content of your learning meetings. These messages can encourage your people to use what they’ve learned in real-world situations.
Finally, measure progress. This means conducting assessments to understand your employees’ learning experiences, as well as tracking real-time changes in their habits, behaviors, and outputs.