Workplace education programs (WEP) can result in positive growth in company morale. Companies can employ this in small ways with informative handouts, education breaks as a group, or by supplying full or half day classes to employees. In either case, learning new things keeps people inspired and exercises their minds. Employees will feel like you value them as it supports their personal goals of furthering their careers. Knowing their company is investing in them makes them feel secure in their position.
That being said, workplace education programs can be boring and if the classes aren’t difficult enough to maintain employee interest, it can negate all of the positive effects that can result from these programs.
Here are some ideas to make your education programs interesting and fun.Divide employees into groups
– Groups create healthy competition and encourages collaboration. Additionally they help employees get acquainted with each other better, which can lead to an even more supportive team environment.Give Incentives
– Whether presented to groups or individuals, incentives
can be a great way to motivate people to pay attention and work hard. Be Playful
– Turning education into a game will help with retention of the materials being taught. Additionally, games
also help to develop team-building skills.
Implementing education programs in the workplace not only supports your organization by creating a more educated work environment but in addition promotes self improvement. These programs can be exciting and a fun way to break up the week. If providing classes isn't something that your company can do in the foreseeable future, try implementing something on a smaller scale, for example giving your staff a topic to study after which holding a quiz. Divide the group into teams and create a game out it. The team with the most right answers wins donuts and coffee the following day. Workplace education programs can be scaled to fit your company; the most important thing is that, when done right, workplace education programs can have a strong positive effect on your company in general.