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Building a Self-Sustaining Culture of Learning v2

Building a Self-Sustaining Culture of Learning v2

In an industry that changes technologies so often, learning is a matter of survival. Not only that, but research shows that it increases retention and engagement in employees. Yet, most companies leave employees to train and learn after work and in the margins. Let’s take a look at how you -- as a regular employee -- can help build a culture that encourages and rewards learning, even when time and money are tight. You’ll walk away equipped to start building momentum at any level in your organization towards constant learning and improvement.

Joseph Mastey

August 20, 2016

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