In 2022, explore three trends in learning
New Year, are you still learning?With the start of the New Year, and with our thoughts on learning and training in the past, what will happen in the world of workplace learning in 2022?We will carry out detailed exploration from three aspects: enterprise, individual and teaching form.Conclusion: In the future, companies will be willing to spend less and less money and resources on learning.Bytedance’s axing of its talent development center is the big news in 2021.As China’s business model shifts from incremental to inventory, cost control has become the focus of bosses’ attention.We believe that in the future, more enterprises will make similar moves to reduce or even eliminate corporate training.”How do you demonstrate the value of training?”This question has been asked for more than ten years. In fact, up to today, training practitioners can not provide a satisfactory answer.Because there’s no way to prove it.From the perspective of training, combining with the cet-4, employees can fully understand the content after attending the training and only acquire relevant knowledge.From knowledge to behavior change, from behavior change to business results, there are countless variables that affect the actual output.Another situation is that the turnover rate of post-90s employees has been greatly increased.According to the joke of colleagues inside Byte, those who can work in Byte for more than a year are “old employees”, and sometimes 2-3 docking people can be changed in a project cycle.Under the wave of post-90s bohemianism and quick departure, if enterprises still spend huge costs and resources to cultivate the ability of employees, it is a bit of charity.A new solution has emerged that goes by many names: consulting, OD, performance improvement, process management, and so on.But the goal is the same: put the people aside and look directly at the organization, training the organization and improving its capabilities to achieve the desired business results.Take the BMI model of performance improvement (Gilbert Engineering Model) as an example, it analyzes how to improve business results from six aspects, including environmental and individual factors (as shown in the figure below).Knowledge/skills, that is, training-related, accounted for only 11% of the factors.It is the environmental factors that account for the majority, namely the organization’s resources, processes, and management, that are the most important factors affecting business results.If these layers are sorted out, individual differences in ability matter less and less.Teacher Zhang Yiwu often cites McDonald’s as an example in his courses, as it is one of the best companies in the world in terms of process and management.There is a McDonald’s in Singapore, and all of its employees are deaf and mute, but this McDonald’s is still operating because it has processes and systems to support it.There is no “my burger is better than yours” phenomenon among McDonald’s frontline employees, because there are processes and systems that regulate standardized output.The smart entrepreneur will spend more on “training the organization” and less on “training the people.”This is the general trend of Chinese enterprises in the future.At the end of 2021, Mai Mai released the talent Report farewell to the Krypton Era – Talent Attraction 2021, in which “continuous learning” is recognized as the key factor for career success.Image: affectionately intelligence library – say goodbye to krypton gold time talent attraction 2021 commercial society change fast, strategic layout, business model, technology tools, all factors such as partners, there are changes in every moment, for the working people of the strain capacity have higher requirements, this includes a powerful psychological quality and fast learning ability.The future illiterates will not be those without degrees, but those who cannot update their knowledge.Even with a PhD, after three or five years, you can become illiterate.We do not believe that 35-year-old people can not find a job, but the premise is to keep learning, constantly update knowledge, to keep up with the pace of change in the world, there is definitely a place for you in the big job market.But the trend of future learning is slowly shifting from corporate-led to individual-led.On the one hand, as mentioned above, companies will spend less and less on employee training, and the days of forcing you to learn are coming to an end.Learning this thing can only rely on their own, do not learn to be eliminated.In addition, the previous knowledge and courses are mainly b-end businesses, so even if you want to learn, you may not be able to find appropriate learning resources in the market.However, in recent years, with the rise of C-end institutions such as Dawei, Chaos School and China Europe Business School, plus we media such as Douyin, B station and Xiaohongshu also focus on promoting content in the field of knowledge, so that everyone has the opportunity to access rich learning resources.Rich learning resources are also a double-edged sword. It is easy for individuals to get lost in the sea of knowledge. They feel that they need to learn this and that is also important.How to find a suitable learning direction and develop good learning habits is also a very important skill at present.So on individual learning levels, we summed up the three trends: think workplace mix well, continuous learning without companies are no longer heavy training, learning the knowledge content on her own to fly the sky, he is a good teaching forms: learn to use from the lecturer solo to collective performance as training industry, we have to think about a problem:Why would anyone want to spend the time, or even the money, to attend your training program when there are so many learning resources on the market?In other words, what is the advantage of your training program?In the past, training was more a process of “new knowledge transfer”.The teacher knows this knowledge, but the students do not know it. The teacher passes the knowledge to the students through the class. This is the teaching logic lacking knowledge and information in the past, but it is no longer applicable now.We believe that the advantage of future teaching lies in “new knowledge and co-creation”.The new knowledge co-creation has two characteristics: the first is that teaching focuses on learning by analogy.Our teaching philosophy should be changed from “passive acceptance” to “active thinking”.Knowledge is complex.Each knowledge not only has its own concept, but also has countless connections with other knowledge. Different knowledge put together will produce new chemical reactions.For example, project management is a relatively standardized knowledge system, but when it is combined with different industries, a lot of new cognition and thinking will emerge.The management knowledge of engineering projects and software projects is very different, and product projects and service projects are very different.But it’s hard to find a teacher or a series of courses that list all the extensions of knowledge. It requires us to think and iterate on the basics.Therefore, we believe that the future teaching trend is to create new chemistry in class, so that students who already have knowledge can continue to extend the boundaries of knowledge in class and improve their ability of thinking and iteration.To achieve this goal, the teaching format should not be lecturers from beginning to end, but should create more connections and interactions, including the interaction between students and knowledge, the interaction between students and lecturers, and the interaction between students and students.Let students become the protagonist of the class, to actively explore, think, discuss and understand the infinite possibilities of knowledge, can also greatly mobilize the interest and enthusiasm of students.After a class, students will find that new knowledge is not purely what the lecturer told me, but what I have figured out by combining the elements of the class, which will deepen the understanding and application of knowledge, and this process is to strengthen the ability of thinking.The second characteristic is that teaching focuses on applying what is learned.The ultimate goal of adult learning is to achieve positive change, which is what we often call the fourth level of the equation, which is to change behavior through learning, and then have positive benefits from behavior.But the same dilemma as corporate training, let alone the fourth level, even if it is the third level of behavior, few training classes can pay attention to and attention to.But experiential courses can be achieved.There are many definitions and different names for experiential courses in the market: gamified learning, sandbox simulation, immersive courses, etc., but the essence is “learning by doing”.This is not a new idea, it was put forward by great men in the last century.John Dewey, a famous American pragmatist philosopher, educator and critic, believes that “learning by doing” is the expression of children’s natural desire.”Learning by doing” also means “learning by activity” and “learning by experience”. It links the acquisition of knowledge in school with activities in life. Children can learn from activities that are really educational and interesting, thus contributing to their growth and development.Tao Xingzhi, a famous Educator in China, reformed Dewey’s educational thought in light of China’s national conditions, emphasizing that education is life and learning by doing, making a brilliant contribution to the practice and exploration of experience-based education in China.In experiential courses, the lecturer will spend half of the time simulating a scene related to knowledge points, and let students practice and apply it on the spot to check whether the understanding of knowledge is really in place.For example, the knowledge of sales skills should be simulated immediately after the presentation of a new product promotion, the background information of Party A’s father should be designed in advance, and the sales proposal should be made on site based on Party A’s needs.For example, after teaching the knowledge of project management, we can simulate a production project immediately, and let the students become the project manager and organize a group of people to complete the construction of a Lego airport within the specified time.For example, after the presentation of the knowledge of performance interview, a teaching assistant will be hired immediately to simulate the subordinate of the student, who has a designed background and identity. The student will use the knowledge just mastered to see if he can successfully complete the performance interview.Experiential courses not only achieve the “transfer of new knowledge” to “trigger thinking”, but also to a higher level, to achieve the “application of practice”, to achieve the unity of knowledge and action.Of course, one practice doesn’t guarantee a 100 percent change in behavior in the future, but from the perspective of the student, they feel like “I learned more.”In addition to these three things, there will be more changes in workplace learning in 2022: advances in technology, Stanford university has introduced courses taught in the form of metaverse;As the data matures, more data tags can help us prove the value of training.The road ahead has endless possibilities, but each step is not easy, and it is necessary to pay more efforts and exploration.I hope we can accompany you to discover, practice and innovate the sea of stars in the field of learning, and burst out more wonderful chemical reactions.