Keep Learning!

February 1, 2022

There is something that distinguishes brands and individuals that excel for long periods. In fact, there are multiple things, really. But one that sticks out time after time is that of a culture of learning. Learning is a quality that allows for longevity and adaptation over time. This in turn makes organizations able to withstand changing tides and, in the end, grow. Want to know how to implement this for your brand? Here are 3 ideas to help you grow, and keep learning.

Prioritize Learning in You and Your Team

We can talk about it. But implementing consistent time each week for learning puts feet to it. Is it possible to build in an education day each week for you and your team? Maybe a couple hours each week to work on your knowledge base or skill sets?

Giving time each week shows you prioritize it.

Other ways to show you value education are to pay for company learning programs via subscriptions like LinkedIn Learning or Masterclass.

Get Feedback and Utilize It

We all love those 5 star reviews but often it’s difficult to get great constructive criticism from customers and others.

Figure out a process that solicits this feedback then bring it to your team for evaluation. Truly listen. Ideas and changes that bring real growth and profit may be hidden in there.

Stay Curious About Others and Their Work

So much can be gained from admiring and looking at what others are doing in our fields of work.

In a culture of learners, giving applause and admiring what even competitors do is common. If we can be humbly intrigued and curious, we can learn so much. Remember, we don’t have all the answers in and of ourselves. The beauty of collaboration and sharing ideas is at the core of growth and transcending even the most difficult of times.

Test and Pivot

In so many business stories I’ve read, a common theme is testing something and pivoting based on results. There may be times when hunkering down and sticking to an initial plan is completely warranted. But most of the time you need to pivot at least some. And this pivot can come from feedback, seeing what others are doing, general learning and growth, or simply from testing something out. Results say a lot.

So, don’t be afraid. Test, pivot…oh, and learn.