An interactive learning experience: learning by doing
Every organization needs a workforce with a mixture of hard and soft skills. For Gauresh, interactivity in learning is key to achieving this mixture.
“It’s all about interactivity,” says Gauresh. “Employees should see an opportunity to apply their learning. If they are part of a group, they’ll be able to interact and learn by doing. We want our people to get into group discussions and apply their learning in a particular way. When that happens, the entire learning process comes to life.”
“For example, let’s look at project management. We used to run standard waterfall training, with leads who were responsible for updating stakeholders on the status of each project. Now, with Agile, everybody is involved with stand-up meetings. This is great, but it creates a new challenge, because some people aren’t as comfortable with group input as others. Our L&D system helps each of our learners work through this.”
Another great tactic, according to Gauresh? Using bench employees.
“Employees on the bench have to interview for their next project,” says Gauresh. “This way, less experienced employees can use the interviewing process to better understand the project and seek tips for presenting their profile and work experience to match the work.”
As Gauresh explains, the best learning experiences treat L&D as a lifelong goal.
“We focus on upskilling, reskilling, and ensuring that our people have the technical competencies they need, including behavioral competencies. That’s what our L&D philosophy means in practice.”
Our huge thanks to Gauresh for taking the time to talk us through NeoSoft’s distinctive approach to creating great learning experiences!
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