As Head of Studying and Improvement, my position is to make sure that our individuals have the correct expertise and capabilities to ship our good providers for our clients, each now and sooner or later.
Folks growth 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 remodel our strategy in the direction of studying and growth actions and we’ve already made a robust begin.
I’ve actually loved attending to know a lot of my colleagues since beginning my position at Firms Home again in February. This has been harder because of working from dwelling throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however I’ve actually appreciated having alternatives to attach and collaborate nearly, significantly by means of our wonderful people-led networks.
Growing these connections has made me take into consideration the completely 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 the direction of understanding studying wants and priorities throughout the organisation, by implementing a Studying & Improvement Enterprise Partnering mannequin.
This presents a extra versatile and tailor-made strategy in the direction of every service space, the place we concentrate on constructing relationships with our key stakeholders and ask the correct questions to really perceive the place studying will make a distinction.
We’ll even be trying to perceive extra concerning the expertise and capabilities of our present workforce by finishing up audits to establish particular expertise gaps. This proactive strategy means we are able to anticipate our future expertise wants way more successfully and contemplate the most effective methods of addressing them.
Growing the capabilities of our leaders might be essential in enabling us to attain our technique and ship the most effective service for our clients.
We’ve been reviewing our Management Improvement approaches and this has introduced us with plenty of alternatives so as to add new blended studying content material specializing in rising themes equivalent to digital management, constructing relationships remotely, and working profitable digital conferences in addition to core management expertise.
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 plenty of new blended studying content material. Which means that moderately than counting on conventional classroom-based coaching programs, we’re providing a wider vary of actions equivalent to:
- Q&A periods
- motion studying units
Preliminary suggestions has been overwhelmingly constructive.
Having a spread 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 benefit from alternatives for self-improvement.
Evaluating the success and impression of our studying actions will even be a spotlight transferring ahead, because it’s very important to know the place these might be improved and what additional assist might be provided.
We’ve launched casual espresso conferences and group teaching periods to comply with up on formal studying actions, the place learners can discover the right way to apply their new expertise and data 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 is able to 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 financial system.