How a learning culture can derive a mutual benefit
Organisations comprise of individuals who form teams to achieve a shared purpose. An organisation’s performance is dependent upon the performance of each individual and their ability to interact with others to drive synergies that enable them to achieve more by working collaboratively than they would working in isolation.
Therefore, enhancing organisational performance requires individuals to optimise their performance to contribute to teams where members complement each other’s capabilities to achieve common goals. Team leaders must be capable of empowering individuals to follow their purpose and achieve their potential through enhanced engagement and continuous learning whilst reinforcing the organisation’s vision.
This means putting individuals first to foster a reciprocating relationship for mutual benefit. Enhancing organisational performance starts by aligning individual purpose and values to those of the organisation. By allowing individuals to uncover their purpose and aligning this to their organisation’s vision, individuals are able to set and achieve goals and experience fulfillment whilst delivering organisational outcomes.
This will provide a shared purpose to engage employees to not only perform well now, but also to continuously and actively learn and improve their performance over time.
The ability to learn is essential in times of unprecedented and accelerating change and organisations need to embed a learning culture that supports continuous learning in the flow of work to enable individuals to perform.