Summary of 7 Steps to Creating a Lasting Learning Culture

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School,

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7 Steps to Creating a Lasting Learning Culture summary
Corporate learning extends beyond the occasional training seminar. It aims to foster a new mind-set.


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What do SAP, Apple, MasterCard and Google have in common? Their employees are lifelong learners. Horace McCormick Jr. from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School explains the importance of fostering a learning culture as opposed to offering merely an occasional training seminar. His white paper is chock-full of arguments that explicate why your company should be a learning organization, and he offers practical advice on how to become one. getAbstract recommends his analysis to learning officers and ambitious employees.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why a learning culture is critical to a company’s success and
  • How leaders can promote a learning culture within their organization.


Numerous studies have shown that organizations with a thriving learning culture adapt better to change, experience lower staff turnover and higher employee satisfaction, and are more profitable over the long term. Take seven steps to foster a strong learning culture:

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About the Author

Horace McCormick, Jr. is an executive coach and the Program Director of UNC Executive Development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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