Delivering high-impact learning to you

  • Expert content and coaching

  • Learning in the job delivers high impact and performance

  • Filter out the noise of content overload

  • The right learning to you at the right time

     

High touch, high impact

well designed learning experiences, instead of yet another online learning platform

Bringing together learning-by-doing (with integrated tools), self-paced learning, and coaching and community.

Online learning

Personal Coaching

Group learning

Real life Workshops

Expert Content

Why this works

We tapped deep into the decades of science
on how people learn, change, and grow most effectively. 

The 7 blocks of HILL

(Hybrid Innovation and Lean Learning)

Action & Sharing

The more we are active, the more impact

Collaboration & Coaching

Interaction in small teams, with peers and coaches is key

Hybrid Learning

Optimal mix of online and face-to-face

Mix
Modes

Mix formal and informal learning, organize spontaneous learning

Innovator
Agency

Make your own choices

Instant
Need

Intrinsic motivation

Assessment as Learning

Measure as part of learning

The problem with today's learning

Here’s why traditional platforms do not work
and why lean learning does.

Don’t waste your time

Move from confusion and chaos to understanding

OLD WAY

Too much, too long, too alone

Traditionally, the tendency in formal education is to throw as much information at a learner as possible. Give them all of the backgrounds and make sure they know as much as possible about a topic. This kind of teaching is wildly inefficient and doesn’t set learners up to learn well through experience or exposure. Did you know online courses (MOOCs) completion rates hover around 4%!  Spending weeks or months on in-depth courses and modules that take staff out of their work, provide too much, too soon, and end up quickly forgotten.

LEAN WAY

Right-sized and social learning

Simply said, spread-out learning is more effective than learning in big chunks. Simple, bite-sized text, image, or video resources available when and where they need it which immediately can be put into practice.

But how to deal with it when being bombarded with information? The demands on our attention are incessant, and we’ve become programmed to do several things at once? The solution to the attention crisis for learning isn’t just about length—and shorter is not always better. The real magic is in the mindset we have when we’re creating learning programs. 

To cut through the noise, we need programs that are learner-centered. We focus on the learner’s experience first and foremost and create programs that will be hugely beneficial to the learner and the company.
When courses are delivered in an experiential collaborative learning style in which a group of individuals advances through an educational program together success rates significantly go up (to over 80%) compared to self-paced. 

Rapid creation

 Just in case learning

OLD WAY

Time spent upfront planning and delivering

All that effort that goes into planning upfront, trying to cover all bases, and delivering over-engineered programs… all because training is disruptive and only happens occasionally.

RESULT

Waste of time

Too much time spent, on content that is outdated already.

LEAN WAY

Time spent iterating and learning

When workers need a specific resource you shoot a quick video with your phone, upload it, and you’re done. Alternatively, team leaders can shoot it themselves. You measure the results and iterate.

RESULT

Agile L&D that learns with the organisation

As content is so easy to create you can iterate and evolve your learning resources just like a digital product. Stay agile, respond to employee needs when they arise, and don’t get left behind, tied down by an archaic LMS while the rest of the organisation evolves.

Higher performance

Superior ROI

OLD WAY

Engagement is a metric of success

Course completion is the main criteria to success for learning platforms. We sit down and assess participants so they can learn & implement the learnings in their projects. Traditional L&D focuses on learning “engagement” despite the fact workers find it hard to remember and apply their training weeks or months after the fact. Workers end up improvising or relying on peers or managers. This causes disruption and requires staff to constantly answer the same questions.

LEAN WAY

Business performance is a metric of success

Lean learning brings L&D into the 21st century. By using simple resources that address employee problems at the time of need. Lean learning is an integrated part of the workforce — not a standalone cost centre. 

Lean Learning can be uncomfortable: it requires self-awareness, honesty, and taking responsibility. But it leads to dramatic results for both the self and the organization. By questioning our assumptions, we’re better able to understand the frame in which we think, how our own decision-making unfolds, and how our thinking can block real learning. In doing so, we can uncover learning that can reshape how we work and, in turn, how our organization works.

What science says

Human-centered learning

The classical learning can no longer meet the requirements of today. New forms of learning, a combination of different forms of learning, spatial and temporal flexibility and the integration of learning into the work process are becoming increasingly important.

We provide you the learning and performance architecture that enables successful and future-oriented learning and working. It supports formal and informal learning, offering employees the opportunity to build up a knowledge (just in case) and on the other situational (Just for me) in the context of work, so at the right time (just in time) at the right place (Just in place) to learn or to look up just enough knowledge to the extent and depth needed to achieve the desired performance.

We have developed this approach based on our own experience and decades of research collected in reports from Deloitte / Columbia University – HR trends, McKinsey Research  – Seven essential elements of a lifelong-learning mind-set, 4CID complex learning model by Kirschner, HILL (high Impact Learning that Lasts Model) and here. Inspired by the vast work of Josh Bersin.

Don't take our opinion for it, these key points come from Harvard Business Review

  • Think 80/20

    Focus on the 20% of situations that show up 80% of the time. Then apply what you learn in actual situations as frequently as needed.

  • Apply learning to real-world situations
    At Startup Spirit we don’t just teach a specific innovation methodology. We first ensure that they can actually apply the methodology internally, and we request that they bring real-world projects to workshops so that we can apply what’s learned in real-time, shorten the feedback loop, deliver business outcomes, and encourage “aha” moments.

  • Leverage guided learning
    Guided learning embeds continuous learning into a live application. Think screen pop-ups as-you-go that support rapid, context-sensitive, and personalized learning.

  • Personalize content
    We use today’s latest technologies, so you can personalize training so that it adapts lessons based on employee needs and content tailored to every single employee’s needs, learning style, and delivery method.

  • Ongoing support
    Providing employees with further support after a learning session via a combination of messaging, video chatbots, project management, and video call to ensure that they can apply learning to specific challenges.

  • Activate peer learning
    When your employees want to learn a new skill, they typically don’t Google it or refer to your learning management system (LMS) first; 55% of them ask a colleague. When you account for the fact that humans tend to learn as they teach, peer learning offers a way to support rapid, just-in-time learning, while strengthening the existing understanding your employees have about concepts.

  • Offer micro-courses
    Give employees short, bite-sized learning opportunities, on topics of relevance to an employee’s immediate challenges or opportunities.

  • Moving From Credits to Outcomes
    Lean learning ensures that employees not only learn the right thing, at the right time, and for the right reasons, but also that they retain what they learn.

by Dochy