How you ever felt the need to keep learning? I’m sure most of you do whether at work or mastering your hobby.
I’ve done this before, but today specifically, I really paid attention to the satisfaction I get when I learn something new at work. In my current position, there are many things that I learn everyday from working with staff, setting the table right, new menu items, learning the ingredients in those dishes, learning about new trends so that I can give ideas to my clients, etc., so, today, when we had our first session, of many to come, of how to work towards the direction that we want to go, I understood the importance of not just management to learn new things, but also for the staff to become a part of it.
I’m not going to get into specifics of our sessions since this is mostly my opinion on the benefits of education at work, but I will say that if I feel good about learning new things at work because I feel more prepared, knowledgeable about what I do, and also satisfaction knowing that the place I work at sees and considers learning an important step to accomplish its goals and also values its employees, wouldn’t you think that employees would feel the same no matter in what position they are in? I think so. There’s always space for improvement, learning, and providing the opportunity for everyone to become better and in doing so, they most likely will be more involved in their job, want to do a better job, want to help and teach a new employee, and feel good about themselves knowing that they are mastering the skills needed.
This may sound obvious to you, but you’ll be surprised how many companies don’t understand the benefits and don’t want to put the resources and time to make it happen.
If you are already working in a company that provides learning opportunities for you, take advantage of it. It will benefit the company and you.