Summary of Developing Employees Who Love to Learn

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Linda Honold describes a system for helping everyone in your company learn to become more creative, responsive, efficient and team-oriented. She describes various techniques, including methods for developing an interest in learning and self-knowledge. Her book covers individual learning tools, mentoring, coaching, group learning and peer learning. She pays particular attention to learning styles, drawing on the system set out by the Myers-Briggs personality test. Honold’s book speaks primarily to corporate managers who are trying to create serendipitous learning systems. Some may find the book dry and overly concerned with the details of systematizing supposedly informal learning, but getAbstract recommends it to HR practitioners and to knowledge management professionals who will find it productive. They will gain a lot from this theoretical – and practical – look at how people in companies actually learn.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How employees learn best;
  • How to use four kinds of informal learning;
  • How to teach people with each of the four learning styles; and
  • How to establish a new learning system.

About the Author

Linda Honold, Ph.D., president and founder of Empowerment Systems, is a human resource development and organization consultant focusing on employee learning and organizational transformation.



A Learning Atmosphere
While formalized training programs usually dominate workplace learning, individuals learn better informally, through daily activities, than they do in a formal classroom. To encourage your employees to learn more, promote everyday learning. A few key concepts should...

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    Julie Smith 5 years ago
    for a 5 page summary this is quite heavy going which is a pity as there are some useful soundbites but it seems to make heavy weather of 70:20:10 approach to learning. It maybe that in the 12 years since publication this abstract is showing its age!

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