- where digital technologies disrupt the way we live, work, do business and communicate
- where innovation cycles get shorter and shorter
- where customer and stakeholder expectation go up, in terms of speed, quality, and product/service personalisation (‘mass customisation’)
- where barriers to switch partners and suppliers become less
- where we often don’t know what jobs we will do in a few years from now and what skills and capabilities will be required for successfully mastering these jobs
- where therefore, the half-time of (new) skills, capabilities and knowledge goes down,
the traditional way of corporate training in classroom settings is not efficient anymore.
On top of that, traditional classroom trainings have other drawbacks like:
- they often are not targeted enough to the individual learner’s needs and context
- they are not very scalable
- they are too expensive
- learners often don’t have the time to take a few days off and leave the job for training
- numerous studies reveal that the average learner only remembers 10 % of what she/he has learned only 1 month after she/he attended the training session !
- in an AI driven and more and more robotised economy, soft skills and human capabilities become exponentially more important as compared to technical skills to guarantee employability in the short and in the long run (as they define an individual’s ‘learnability’) – and those soft skills and human capabilities are more easily learned within the process of work
In this rapidly changing context, organisations and individuals need to embrace new types of learning and ways of managing knowledge, often referred to as agile learning environments.
For a more detailed description of the world’s current context, please take a look at our broader mission statement.
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