The need for autonomy is one of the most important basic needs of employees. To achieve this, as an employer, you can involve your employees in decision-making and give them enough room for their own initiative. With a smart learning platform you also give them control over their own development and knowledge profile.
The desire for personal freedom of choice
The desire for personal freedom of choice is growing, especially among young generations, and this also has consequences for the way in which people want to learn. As an employer, you cannot get away with a standard training offer or traineeship. Employees are less willing to follow a well-defined trajectory. They want to be in control of their own development and be able to make their own choices. It is up to you as an employer to facilitate this need with a flexible and personalized learning process. An individual learning and development budget as envisaged by the government fits in well with this.
Education increasingly customized
Technologies such as artificial intelligence help to make learning more personal and proactive. The quantified self movement fits in seamlessly with this. This movement is in favor of integrating technology with aspects of everyday life, in order to map information about yourself. That way you learn to recognize patterns. As a person, you can collect a lot of information about yourself, from which you can continuously learn. Employees can use this insight to become healthier, smarter, fitter and happier. Ownership of knowledge therefore no longer rests with a central authority, such as an employer, but with the individual himself.
Knowledge profile in your own direction
Employees want to learn because they have a goal in mind. They are working towards a dot on the horizon, which they want to have reached in five, ten, fifteen years. That knowledge is in their heads, even when they change employers. Diplomas and certificates always remain in their possession. Then it is actually a bit strange that they have to leave their knowledge profile in an online filing cabinet or an LMS system. That profile has to be rebuilt with each subsequent employer. Looking at the developments, that is of course no longer of this time. If it is so logical that you are the owner of your own knowledge, it is therefore just as logical that you also have control over your own knowledge profile. This knowledge profile must therefore be taken with you and managed throughout your career.
A truly valuable platform ensures that employees are in control of their own development and their own knowledge profile. Do you want to know what else to think about when you want to get started with a learning platform? Download our handy checklist with 11 things to think about if you want to start a learning platform. Would you like to discuss what we can do for your organization? We are happy to help you! Feel free to contact us without obligation.
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