What was the most important thing you learned over the last six months? Picture it in your mind.
Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Chances are… your mental picture looked nothing like this:
When asked, not many people cite traditional training as their most valuable learning experiences.
In lots of companies, on-the-job training is greeted with a deep, guttural groan. It’s a mandatory evil, a long series of tasks that take people away from their core work for little benefit. Given that our mission at Slack is to make people’s working lives more productive, these traditional models don’t cut it for us.
And so, we’re thinking about professional learning differently.
Instead of asking: How do we get people to do…
We ask: How might we build a system where the most people possible can succeed?
To answer this critical question, our learning and development team takes a three step approach: