As Head of Studying and Improvement, my function is to make sure that our individuals have the best abilities and capabilities to ship our good providers for our prospects, each now and sooner or later.
Folks growth has all the time been essential at Firms Home, and by no means extra so than now. The launch of our new corporate strategy presents a fantastic alternative to remodel our strategy in direction of studying and growth actions and we’ve already made a robust begin.
I’ve actually loved attending to know lots of my colleagues since beginning my function at Firms Home again in February. This has been tougher on account of working from residence throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however I’ve actually appreciated having alternatives to attach and collaborate nearly, significantly via our superb people-led networks.
Growing these connections has made me take into consideration the totally different ways in which studying and growth can add worth and the way we are able to put our individuals at its coronary heart.
Altering our strategy
We’re now taking a way more focussed strategy in direction of understanding studying wants and priorities throughout the organisation, by implementing a Studying & Improvement Enterprise Partnering mannequin.
This provides a extra versatile and tailor-made strategy in direction of every service space, the place we deal with constructing relationships with our key stakeholders and ask the best questions to actually perceive the place studying will make a distinction.
We’ll even be trying to perceive extra concerning the abilities and capabilities of our present workforce by finishing up audits to establish particular abilities gaps. This proactive strategy means we are able to anticipate our future abilities wants way more successfully and think about one of the best methods of addressing them.
Growing the capabilities of our leaders will likely be essential in enabling us to realize our technique and ship one of the best service for our prospects.
We’ve been reviewing our Management Improvement approaches and this has offered us with a lot of alternatives so as to add new blended studying content material specializing in rising themes comparable to digital management, constructing relationships remotely, and operating profitable digital conferences in addition to core management abilities.
We’re thrilled to be launching extra management programmes in 2021, together with these geared toward senior leaders and new and aspiring leaders.
We’ve additionally been exploring a lot of new blended studying content material. Which means fairly than counting on conventional classroom-based coaching programs, we’re providing a wider vary of actions comparable to:
- Q&A periods
- motion studying units
Preliminary suggestions has been overwhelmingly constructive.
Having a variety of actions on supply implies that we are able to meet all kinds of studying preferences and can allow studying to occur extra naturally ‘on the job’ in addition to encouraging extra of a ‘self-directed’ strategy.
This hyperlinks to our want to construct a robust studying tradition, according to our ABC behaviours and company technique, the place we encourage everybody to be adaptable and curious and to reap the benefits of alternatives for self-improvement.
Evaluating the success and impression of our studying actions will even be a spotlight transferring ahead, because it’s important to grasp the place these could be improved and what additional help could be supplied.
We’ve launched casual espresso conferences and group teaching periods to observe up on formal studying actions, the place learners can discover the right way to apply their new abilities and information into observe.
The world of studying is altering quick, however we’re excited concerning the journey forward of us to develop our studying tradition which can allow our individuals to flourish, develop and be match for the longer term.
Our 5-year technique particulars a brand new imaginative and prescient for Firms Home and descriptions our dedication to driving confidence within the UK economic system.