SOCIAL LEARNING: TRAINING THROUGH SHARING

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Training is a strategic activity for a company, because it allows not only to improve individuals’ knowledge, but also, and above all, to increase the performance of a company.

Social learning is one of the most effective and efficient ways to unlock and spread new knowledge within an organisation.

THE SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY

The social learning theory was conceived by the psychologist Albert Bandura, who says that training is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context through observation or direct education, even without direct reinforcement.

This methodology abandons the traditional training models, favouring an approach based on common sense and real life. Compared to the traditional formal techniques, social learning focuses on a training that takes place through the interaction with colleagues.

The combination between social learning and e-learning can be useful to optimise the training and development strategy of a company.

SOCIAL LEARNING WITHIN A COMPANY CULTURE AND ITS ADVATANGES

Social learning improves business results. After all, one of the main objectives of this approach is to promote the conservation of knowledge, supporting training in the workplace and, above all, sharing knowledge between experts and colleagues (unlike a formal approach).

Below a list of advantages that social learning brings to an organisation:

HOW TO IMPLEMENT SOCIAL LEARNING WITHIN YOUR ORGANISATION?

Here are some solutions to implement social learning in your organisation:

CONCLUSION

Social learning is a valuable opportunity for the company growth, representing a real change in culture within an organisation. Today, optimising your business training strategy means extending the focus beyond formal training.

For further information read our article “The new e-learning trends”.

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