Three benefits of peer-to-peer learning

Employee-to-employee – or peer-to-peer learning – is something that’s increasingly important in today’s workforce. It’s a great way of developing skillsets, and can be done in-house with all the necessary tools to hand.

But, why are more organisations still not utilising its power? Given the ‘war for talent’ is a never-ending fight, businesses have to be even more savvy than usual when it comes to retaining – and attracting – staff.

There’s the skills gap too – something many companies are struggling to cope with. However, through developing employees well, an organisation maintains its competitive edge with an engaged workforce ready for the future. It’s true that employers should be supporting collaboration amongst teams too – an essential part of any firm’s survival.

If you think about it, 10 years ago a professional may have had to learn how to run a campaign, design compelling messages for collateral and/or organise events. Today, they have a good understanding of technology and big data experience that’s analytical. Why? They have had to develop their skills, and learn from others, to understand an extensive range of tools – and have most likely done this whilst in work – with peer support.

It’s been reported that over 80% of CEOs say they are worried about the skills gap in their organisation, and 38% are ‘extremely concerned’. So, how can organisations not do anything about it?

  • Peer-to-peer learning is cost-effective
  • In-house learning empowers staff
  • Learning at work can make staff stay

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