The World of Learning Evolves Globally
The time has finally come for workplace learning and performance
Throughout the world, there is a growing realization that the
service-led and knowledge-driven economy is built on the
acquisition of knowledge and skills by teams and individuals. And
who better to create a situation for this knowledge acquisition to
flourish than workplace trainers? Organizations are finally
acknowledging the role WLP professionals play in this crucial
talent management, according to a study conducted by the Chartered
Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom.
Three main conclusions have emerged from this year-long research
project that involved 1,000 participants. First, the role of the
WLP professional is becoming more important in every part of the
world. Second, if trainers are to take advantage of this window of
opportunity, they need to develop new techniques and a new mindset.
And third, WLP professionals need to revisit their views on how
cultural differences affect training and learning.
What is important to recognize is that there is no evidence to
suggest that learning styles are related to national culture. It is
our job to respect every individual as an individual, not
characterize them by nationality.