Everyone learns differently. This is important to remember, because we as individuals spend time learning every single day – even after we finish school. In fact, the majority of the learning we do in our adult lives takes place at work. So, it is crucial that employers spend an ample amount of time creating a comfortable learning environment.
Some important factors to consider when creating a productive space for learning include:
- Office Equipment: This looks different for everyone, but consider the type of work that will be done. Will an employee spend all day at their desk? Maybe a comfortable chair will help aid in their productivity. Or if an employee is constantly having to stop what they are doing to fix an old printer, maybe it is time to just cut your losses and get a new one. This does not always mean you have to spend money, but it might be a good idea to consult your employees to see if there are any changes that need to be made.
- Encouragement: Not everyone will have a positive association with learning from the start, but simple appreciation can go a long way. The key here is to inspire and uplift.
- Adaptive Learning: As mentioned previously, we all learn differently. Some people are auditory learners, some visual, and others are kinesthetic, meaning that they like to engage hands on in their learning. One way to address this is by repeating the same information in different ways. For example, if you are giving a presentation, it might be a good idea to include slides with colorful visuals, a printout of the slide deck, the recorded version, and activities that involve employee engagement to help them retain the new knowledge.
However you choose to address learning at the workplace, just keep in mind that creating a comfortable environment can take some trial and error. It may take you a little while to really get an understanding of what will work best for your business, but if you need help or have any other questions regarding facility management please feel free to contact us at (210) 495-1950 or email us at email@example.com