How To Learn On The Job
When it comes to learning at work it can seem like an immense task. On the face it of it there’s learning your job and the roles processes but alongside this, there are other factors to learn and these range from the business itself to how it operates. There are a number of ways you can learn and harvest information and in this blog, we’ll delve into these.
Everybody learns in different ways. Some people love to know the detail around a subject and strive to discover as much as possible. Other people learn in more bitesize ways or may have more visually geared memories. However you learn there are a variety of ways you can learn about a job or a business. Whether that’s through mentoring or taking your own initiative, let's take a look at 3 learning avenues…
1). Buddy up with a colleague
Arguably the quickest way to learn when commencing a new job is doing so through someone who currently lives and breathes that role. An established employee will know the businesses processes and systems well and will be in a strong position to impart this knowledge on a new starter. Just by shadowing these colleagues or observing will allow you valuable opportunities to gain an insight into how everything fits together.
2). Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Curiosity may well have killed the cat but in the workplace don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you are uncertain on a topic or aspect of the business it’s important to speak up so your questions or concerns can be addressed and answered. There is no shame in asking questions, after all for someone coming into a new business it is near on impossible to know how that particular company operates. Asking questions and appearing keen to learn can also show you in a positive light as it demonstrates initiative.
3). Learning through failure
Whilst this may sound stark it is most probably one of the most effective ways of learning. Being left to your own devices forces you to take initiative and rely on your own intuition. It also means that you are having to troubleshoot on your own and scope out ways to solve a problem. This real world and ultimately relevant learning method means that you are gaining real-world experience. If something doesn’t work out, as long as it is handled correctly you stand to learn from where you went wrong and will mean you are less likely to make the same error again.
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