The re­la­tion­ship be­tween per­for­mance and learn­ing

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS - Angie Ervin

CAN eLearn­ing re­de­fine an or­gan­i­sa­tion’s bot­tom line?

In the fast-mov­ing work­place, one would as­sume the re­ten­tion and on­go­ing train­ing of em­ploy­ees would be top of mind to or­gan­i­sa­tions. After all, as of 2016, South Africa’s un­em­ploy­ment rate was a stag­ger­ing 26.6 per­cent.

Em­ployee train­ing is con­sid­ered a cru­cial el­e­ment for or­gan­i­sa­tions to reach busi­ness goals such as rev­enue growth, cost re­duc­tion and en­hanced em­ployee pro­duc­tiv­ity. The re­la­tion­ship be­tween per­for­mance and learn­ing is para­mount, with­out learn­ing em­ploy­ees can­not de­velop per­for­mance en­hanc­ing skills, with­out em­ployee per­for­mance, or­gan­i­sa­tions can­not suc­ceed.

A re­cent study by Deloitte found 61 per­cent of South African or­gan­i­sa­tions con­cede to being un­pre­pared to pro­vide lead­er­ship pro­grammes for mil­len­ni­als and 84 per­cent of com­pa­nies con­sider a lack of train­ing to be ma­jor problem area. How can or­gan­i­sa­tions re­solve the train­ing gap?

The an­swer lies in de­vel­op­ing a cul­ture of learn­ing. eLearn­ing has im­proved cor­po­rate bot­tom line with a 26 per­cent higher rev­enue per em­ployee and an av­er­age 18 per­cent boost in em­ployee en­gage­ment. Angie Ervin is mar­ket­ing man­ager at New Leaf Tech­nolo­gies.

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