An innovator is
a fast learner

  • A great learner is a great innovator

  • Learning in the job delivers high impact and performance

  • Continuous learning is crucial for impactful innovation

Why and how to apply lean learning

Here’s why traditional platforms do not work
and we work with design thinking and lean startup.

Don't waste your time

Just in time learning

OLD WAY

Too much, too long, too alone

A big problem with online courses (MOOCs) is dismally low completion rates. They 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

Bite-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.

When courses are delivered in an experiential cohort-based learning (CBL) model, 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Too much time spent, on content that is outdated already.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

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

With a strict focus on business outcomes and eliminating obstacles to employee productivity, Lean learning helps workers become more self-sufficient, perform more consistently, and deliver greater ROI for the business.

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

Based on years of science

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