With the ever-expanding dominance of technology over all industries, the kind of skills that employers are starting to look for are changing constantly, and employers are expecting their employees to adapt accordingly. The Creativity and Innovation in the MENA poll, conducted by Bayt.com, one of the Middle East’s number one job site, shows that as many as nine in 10 jobs nowadays require creativity and innovation. The world of business has never been as fast-paced as it is now, where organizations are required to deliver results at a rate like never before, in order to stay ahead of competition and keep their stakeholders satisfied. Indeed, today, innovation is an essential growth factor.
The good news for companies is that they can leap forward in fostering a learning environment that promotes creativity and innovation. In fact, developing a learning environment also benefits motivation and loyalty: one in three respondents to the Bayt.com Ideal Workplace in the Middle East and North Africa survey (2018) state that training and development opportunities are the key drivers of loyalty after salary. Another 32% of respondents state that opportunities for longterm career advancement are a major motive for staying loyal to their current employer. How can you as an employer form an effective learning culture within your organization?
Here are four actions your company can take to build a strong learning culture: