How to Bridge the Learn­ing Gen­er­a­tion Gap

Rotman Management Magazine - - POINT OF VIEW -

You have ex­per­tise right in your or­ga­ni­za­tion: learn from your Mil­len­ni­als how they are in­ter­act­ing and us­ing so­cial media, and part­ner with them to de­velop strate­gies to bring those prac­tices to your vir­tual learn­ing.

En­gage with Mil­len­ni­als in Pro­gram De­sign.

The ‘sage on the stage’ is a dy­ing model. Shift from pre­sen­ta­tion-based mod­els to di­a­logue mod­els. Think so­cial media, but also ra­dio talk shows and TV pro­grams. Vis­ual rich­ness and con­ver­sa­tional tone are key.

Bring-in cre­ates buy-in. The more op­por­tu­ni­ties for co-cre­ation and par­tic­i­pa­tion, the more en­gaged your learn­ers will be. In most cases, they’ll have rel­e­vant ex­pe­ri­ence and re­sources to share. You can tap into cen­turies of cu­mu­la­tive ex­pe­ri­ence in the vir­tual class­room.

Ex­e­cut­ing strate­gies in a VUCA world re­quires learn­ing your way for­ward. Next Gen­er­a­tion vir­tual learn­ing al­lows you to rapidly in­te­grate the emerg­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of large groups of peo­ple through­out your or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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