In today's rapidly changing world, it is vital for organisations to develop and maintain a learning ecosystem. This ecosystem is not just a collection of expertise, knowledge, skills and tools within the organisation. It is a dynamic network that extends beyond the boundaries of the organisation and connects with external knowledge sources, including artificial intelligence. We at Komensky know and uses this idea. In fact, it's been our mantra from the start.
The learning ecosystem is like a living organism, growing and developing organically, just like an ecosystem in nature. It's not about building an ecosystem from scratch, but about understanding, nurturing, and allowing the existing elements to flourish. It is a process of recognising the knowledge and skills already present, and connecting and strengthening them to create a rich, diverse and resilient learning environment.
The role of L&D teams in this process is changing. They are no longer the sole creators of content, the only source of knowledge. Instead, they must act as facilitators, as gardeners helping the organisation create a culture of learning and knowledge sharing. L&D is not an isolated role, but an organisational capability that everyone in the company is responsible for. L&D teams should help the organisation build this capability by creating an environment that promotes learning, facilitating knowledge sharing, and encouraging continuous professional development.
In the current period of rapid change and growth, it is the perfect time to develop and maintain learning ecosystems. There is a shortage of skills and a high demand for talent. Companies that can help their people build skills in the shortest possible time will win in the talent war. Younger people are looking for employers that can support their learning, so having a robust learning ecosystem can attract and retain talent. It is no longer enough to offer only an attractive salary or good working conditions.
Today's employees are looking for opportunities for growth and development, and a strong learning ecosystem can provide exactly that.
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