Are Your Employees Stuck?

How to Create a Culture of Learning to Keep Them Motivated

If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably seen this pattern again and again in the employees you hire. They start out strong, eager to learn all there is to know about their new position, fueled with the energy of opportunity, performing at the top of their game. They bring new ideas and creative solutions to old problems. They are ascending like rockets in your organization.

Cut to a few years down the road, and they are moving more like a city bus. They follow the same route day in and day out, hitting all the same goals they have for years. They’re still solid employees, but their growth has plateaued. They’ve stopped taking risks, stopped innovating.

Sound familiar? These employees provided fuel for your organization early on because they were invigorated by all they were learning and the promise of new opportunities. But, over time, after they mastered the essential functions of their job, the learning likely dwindled, taking away critical motivation for growth.

A recent survey of over 10,000 employees found that the two most important employer attributes are: a sense of purpose and opportunities for growth and learning. Along with providing a sense of motivation and purpose, learning in the workplace has other benefits:

So, now that you’ve seen the stats, here’s how to create a culture of learning at your organization.