By Sallie Ann Burnett, East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation
All Up in Your Face
Technology can help train employees and foster organizational development, but virtual experiences like webinars and online networks cannot replace the community cohesion that occurs when workers learn together in person. Communities of practice, or learning networks, gather employees in the same room to regularly learn and practice key concepts that will help them do their jobs better. These in-person models build trusting relationships, enabling participants to be part of a supportive community of continuous learning.
Read more of Michael Davis’s article here. Michael is the Strategic Initiative Manager for Durham County, NC.
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