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[Excerpt] The future of work will be more nimble, complex, digital and collaborative than ever before. This is especially true given today’s workforce expects businesses to prepare them for the newest industrial wave. Therefore, organizations must take ownership of their employees’ development to remain competitive. Most recently, we have seen the learning and development (L&D) function utilize typical delivery methods such as instructor-led classroom and online sessions, self-paced online learning, and instructor-led remote video call-ins. However, with internal business practices adopting a customer-centric model, it is imperative that the learning community also approach learner engagement outside of the traditional scope to establish a culture of learning that excites and motivates employees to prepare for the future. This summary will outline key considerations for motivating employees to engage in learning and highlight innovative methods that organizations can add to their learning portfolio.


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McCabe, J. & Narayanan, N. (2019). How do global organizations create a culture of learning for the future? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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