If you’ve participated in a Thruue workshop, you may have heard us talk about the importance of cultivating a learning culture within your organization.
If you’ve participated in a Thruue workshop, you may have heard us talk about the importance of cultivating a learning culture within your organization. Examples of how this mentality can dramatically help organizations can be found all over:
- Toyota, a premier learning organization brought elements of its award-winning Toyota Production System into the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in West Harlem, helping them become more efficient, reducing a 75-minute wait line to 18 minutes, and “revolutionizing” how the non-profit serves its community. (New York Times)
- SSM Health Care, first winner of the Baldrige award for quality in the health care space, demonstrates a learning culture unified around the idea of being “exceptional.” SSM strives to live its purpose by defining what “exceptional” means in every part of their business – and regularly measuring their progress.
Cultivating a learning culture and ultimately realizing these dramatic results within your organization takes leadership commitment, follow-through, and a bit of magic. Among other critical elements, you must promote regular feedback and healthy communication, engender trust at every level of the organization, and create a space for employees to question. We can help you quantify these intangible elements of your culture and identify ways to perform at a higher level.
If you’re curious to know more, check out this blog post from Stephen Gill on the Key Elements of a Learning Culture.