Picture: 123RF/OSTAPENKO
Picture: 123RF/OSTAPENKO

In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the importance of continuous learning in organisations.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Michael Gullan, CEO of G&G Advocacy to discuss the issues.

Gullan says G&G Advocacy is a platform that was created to help corporates develop effective learning programmes for their staff. It was born out of G&G Digital, a digital, social media and public relations agency based in Johannesburg.

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Gullan, an advocate for continuous learning and upskilling, says the Advocacy unit was created after noticing the lack of skills development in a number of corporate firms.

He says businesses that make e-learning a priority will be well-positioned for future disruptions in their industry. “In 2020, many businesses didn’t have the right solutions to provide much-needed training to their teams. Their inability to pivot to digital training solutions resulted in severe delays in skills development and knowledge transfer. This skills deficit had a significant impact on business.”

Business Day Spotlight host Mudiwa Gavaza. Picture: DOROTHY KGOSI.
Business Day Spotlight host Mudiwa Gavaza. Picture: DOROTHY KGOSI.

Technology is a long-term solution that, when deployed correctly, can significantly address the skills gap, across all levels, in an organisation, says Gullan.

By implementing learning and training through an e-learning solution, businesses can address their most common concerns, including: budget constraints; lack of employee time to participate in training; lack of employee participation and knowledge retention; lack of appropriate training technology; and lack of accurate reporting, data and detailed insights.

The discussion focuses on the importance of continuous learning by employees in corporate SA; the responsibility of companies in ensuring their people have access to learning tools; technology as an enabler for further learning; and the challenges people face when it comes to putting together an effective learning programme for staff.

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