“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards a ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast”
Leonardo Da Vinci
One of our clients recently used On.Board to build a leadership program for their front-line management team. The aim of this program was to help their employees apply the “theory” learnt and put it into “practice”. This client had already invested into a leadership skills content management tool from the acclaimed Harvard Business Review called “Harvard ManageMentor”.
This tool is great because it has a variety of self-paced modules that address a full spectrum of issues employees face as managers. It includes quizzes, scenario-based questions and assessments to test the learner’s understanding. However, one problem that seemed to be consistently occurring was that although many of the employees scored highly in their assessments, they often had difficulties with applying what they learnt back in the workplace.
So the client decided they would use On.Board to build a program that could not only link out to the renowned world-class content, but also provide practice, reflection and coaching activities around it to assist in applying the knowledge and increase their confidence. Furthermore, the client also linked out to other online learning content tools such as Inkling and Elucidate, bringing all their learning assets in to one program.
For example, as a sequence of activities:
This approach really helped learners to apply the learning in the workplace, become more confident managers and ultimately improve the performance of their teams.
What are your recommendations for helping employees to apply knowledge back in to the workplace? Have you tried a similar approach? We would love to hear your experiences!
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