In today’s fast-paced, competitive marketplace, many organizations have scaled back on employee training and education, and in some cases, even put a hold on all training. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. You feel you can’t afford people to go to training as there is “no time” but at the same time you also can’t disregard the need for training, development and improvement of your most valuable assets…your people.
However, one of the creative ways you can still provide development for your employees is through “Lunch and Learns” – Informal learning sessions that can be offered to educate and inspire employees, to connect and discuss organization issues or initiatives, to facilitate bonding experience, to create awareness about various departments and so on. By creating a special shared ambience and focusing the topics on different aspects of your internal organization, you can enable your people to acquire new skills and increase their engagement in a variety of areas of importance in today’s workplace to ensure success.
There numerous topics for lunch & learns but I personally like the ones that solidify bonding and connection between people, like:
- Creating a Positive Workplace Culture
- Transformational Leadership
- Enabling Collective Intelligence
- Happiness at Workplace
- Integral Approach to Succeed
- Dealing with Challenging People and Situations
In result, “Lunch and Learns” provide the opportunity to deliver cost effective solutions in an informal setting and raise employee morale & performance, sustain a learning culture within an organization, improve organization communication, and many other tangible benefits.