A number that may not come as a surprise at first – after all, learners know best what they need and when they need it.
Here is where it gets interesting: neuroscientists have found out that self-determined, intrinsically motivated learning involves other parts of the brain than externally “prescribed”, extrinsically motivated learning. It therefore stands to reason that employees dedicate more time and effort to self-defined tasks than to assigned activities.
What is the key takeaway?
Talk to your employees! They know best what they need, they are self-determined and can give you insights that can help optimise the company’s internal training offer. Only then can you exploit the full potential of formats such as performance support, microlearning or learning on demand.