Learning and Development Is Key to Employee Experience in Remote Work
February 19, 2021
The last year changed the business landscape on almost every front. Health and safety necessities shifted many professionals into remote work and entire industries had to pivot just to stay in business. Others found ways to build business in times of change.
In response, the role of technology immediately catapulted in importance, said Ayman Sayed, CEO of Houston-based BMC Software. While the digital workplace existed before COVID, the pandemic brought several issues around people, process and technology to the forefront – from the challenge in keeping remote networks secure to inundated systems due to the rapid increase in remote workers.
There was also the challenge of workers transitioning to new technologies and ways of working. That forced many enterprise leaders to look at how to upskill – or offer different skills — to workers not familiar with the tools that make digital workplaces tick. Learning and development became a key element of employee experience programs, which in themselves became increasingly important as entire workplaces moved to remote work. While this move was difficult for many, it was not impossible and success was ensured by sticking to principles that existed before the pandemic.
Learning is important to the success of an organization and should be baked into the workplace culture for ongoing development and advancement. Research backs up the importance of continually developing a wide range of skills for a more creative, agile, and satisfying learning journey.
A roundtable is the perfect setting for storytelling: It’s where we come together, share meals, and connect with one another. Meeting together at the Night of the Roundtable evening was an opportunity to share experiences in business, the arts, and storytelling, and to learn from the experiences of those who joined us.