As Head of Studying and Growth, my function is to make sure that our folks have the precise abilities and capabilities to ship our good companies for our clients, each now and sooner or later.
Folks improvement has at all times been necessary at Firms Home, and by no means extra so than now. The launch of our new corporate strategy presents an amazing alternative to rework our strategy in the direction of studying and improvement actions and we’ve already made a powerful begin.
I’ve actually loved attending to know a lot of my colleagues since beginning my function at Firms Home again in February. This has been tougher on account of working from residence through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however I’ve actually appreciated having alternatives to attach and collaborate just about, significantly by means of our superb people-led networks.
Growing these connections has made me take into consideration the completely different ways in which studying and improvement can add worth and the way we are able to put our folks at its coronary heart.
Altering our strategy
We’re now taking a way more focussed strategy in the direction of understanding studying wants and priorities throughout the organisation, by implementing a Studying & Growth Enterprise Partnering mannequin.
This affords a extra versatile and tailor-made strategy in the direction of every service space, the place we give attention to constructing relationships with our key stakeholders and ask the precise 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 far more successfully and think about one of the best methods of addressing them.
Growing the capabilities of our leaders can be essential in enabling us to attain our technique and ship one of the best service for our clients.
We’ve been reviewing our Management Growth approaches and this has introduced us with numerous 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 aimed toward senior leaders and new and aspiring leaders.
We’ve additionally been exploring numerous new blended studying content material. Which means that reasonably than counting on conventional classroom-based coaching programs, we’re providing a wider vary of actions comparable to:
- Q&A classes
- motion studying units
Preliminary suggestions has been overwhelmingly optimistic.
Having a spread of actions on supply signifies 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 need to construct a powerful studying tradition, consistent with 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 affect of our studying actions can even be a spotlight transferring ahead, because it’s important to know the place these could be improved and what additional help could be provided.
We’ve launched casual espresso conferences and group teaching classes to observe up on formal studying actions, the place learners can discover easy methods to apply their new abilities and data into apply.
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 folks to flourish, develop and be match for the long run.
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.