Advantages of a continuous learning culture in your organisation’s supply chain training
For your team
By rethinking your supply chain training programs to en The future of supply chain learning is nowable continuous learning, you empower your employees to organically self-develop. Their curiosity and ambition are met with the truly useful, relevant learning resources and opportunities you provide. Encouraged by you to do so, self-starter employees can challenge themselves to learn and innovate on an ongoing basis. Sharpening their insights and ideas, and gaining the confidence to experiment in an organisational environment that embraces innovative mistake-making as part of progress. Seeing their initiatives succeed, too, creates a virtuous cycle of motivation and drive. This is the seismic shift that you can and should be creating space for: your executive role is to set your team’s overall direction, setting guidelines within which they can thrive. This means your role evolves from directive to coaching, aligning with the needs of your current and future learning workers.
Implementing simulation training is a useful strategy you can utilise. Designed to reflect their processes and pain points, simulation training provides your supply chain teams with insights they can apply directly to their day-to-day. Simulations are also vital to zooming-out your employees’ views on organisational operations. As such, they are a handy technique as you coach them to increase awareness of cross-departmental flows. The opportunity to play your part in increasing collaboration and silo-breaking within your organisation is, therefore, another key element here.
For you as a supply chain manager, director or executive
When you implement training programs specific to your organisation’s needs, it becomes far simpler to clearly demonstrate their positive impacts. You will be able to directly trace improvements to the practically, tangibly applied learning that you have implemented and led. Put simply, this ensures credit where it is due. You will be positioned to make your mark as head of your supply chain team, guiding employees that are thinking innovatively, independently and cross-functionally, generating output greater than its parts.
For your organisation as a whole
By implementing continuous learning, you will play a key role in normalising calculated risk-taking within your organisation. This underpins a mindset that embraces innovation and views failures as learning opportunities. Agility and adaptability are crucial elements of this, too. Encouraging a continuous learning culture facilitates the modernisation of top-down authority and idea chains that is needed to move fast. Instead of awaiting every instruction, you and your supply chain team can take the initiative, experiment and drive change.
By supporting your supply chain employees’ development in this way, you can pioneer this approach and encourage its spread in your organisation. This is key to creating and sustaining business value, preparing your company for future growth and challenges by enabling its people today.
Opportunity to innovate and advance, autonomy and the chance to put their stamp on successful initiatives is an attractive proposition for the future-making employees you want to attract. With talent in short and contested supply, the forward-thinking supply chain training programmes you implement could make all the difference to your proposition — and your organisation’s retention of great minds.
Ready to refresh your supply chain training?
Open to supply chain executives, our upcoming event offers guidance on implementing the continuous supply chain learning we have outlined here. Hosted by TVCA and Involvation, The future of work is now will lift the lid on cultivating supply chain management training aimed at heightening your organisation’s competitive advantage.
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