Learning By Doing – A Future Of Work Trend
A collaborative, startup mentality is being adopted by workers and organizations that allows for new ways to learn.
In the evolving job marketplace, it is increasingly important to acquire a wide range of skills and to be able to effectively fill a variety of roles. To support this, 62% of managers cited ‘learning transferable skills’ in top three steps workers should take to prepare for the next 15 years. 57% of millennials agreed with their managers.
A project-based, hands-on approach to learning is emerging in the marketplace. This collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to education is a direct response to the theoretical education offered by most traditional universities. Physical and virtual spaces now exist within which workers with all types of expertise can meet, share knowledge and assist one another with executing on projects. In certain instances, businesses are emulating this model within the walls of their organizations and are moving towards mentor/mentee types of relationships in order to embed knowledge within their employee base.