At Bodhih, we are constantly inundated with requests from our pool of over 500 clients to help them overcome their organizational challenges. A couple of years ago, we had conducted a series of workshops for a technology firm in Bangalore. The objective was to develop their second-line leadership. The effectiveness of our series of workshops was substantiated by their phenomenal level of retention, with over 90 % of their leadership team still at the company. They were now done with the idea of classroom training and were actively looking for other ways to ensure learning and development.
A focused discussion with our internal think tank brought out some interesting ideas and approaches to ensure employee learning and development. These were based on the principles of self directed learning, facilitation, social media based learning and neuroscience. More importantly, it helped us realize that unlike many training organizations that include a variety of training methods that are still delivered in a classroom, we were thrown a challenge – to step completely out of the classroom model while still ensuring the employees’ continuous learning.
Many organizations want to change for change’s sake. It could be an ‘In-Thing” or the “latest paradigm followed by 20% of their competition” or “the next best thing that could revolutionize the industry” They are all catch-phrases, nothing more. Without well-directed and well thought-ought change, the entire effort often proves pointless.
But when change is spurred by a desire to to help a client solve a tricky issue, you can be assured – this change is meant to stay!