Employees train better with peer to peer learning

Employees Train Better From Peer-To-Peer Learning

When your team wishes to learn a new skill, where do they turn? Google? YouTube? Their corporate training programs? No. According to a study conducted by the firm, Degreed, more employees first turn to their peers (55 percent )–second only to asking their managers. Learning can be a powerful development tool which breaks through some obstacles, and it also has other advantages.

Yet many organizations do not have a formal structure for peer-to-peer learning. In a McKinsey survey, Learning & Development, officials report that while classroom coaching, experiential training, and on-the-job utilization of skills now in general use learning tools, less than 50% of organizations have established any sort of formal peer-to-peer learning.

One in three respondents said their companies do not have any arrangements in place to yield knowledge among workers.This is a valuable employee training tool that is actually a missed opportunity when not utilized.…

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