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Action Learning: How It Helps?

It is an approach that makes use of real-world problems and opportunities as ways of professional development. These programs add not too much to the existing program, and they are a great supplement to the existing program. Here are the fourteen factors that will make sure that the existing program is very successful:

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Include Compelling High Profile Projects for Teams

Include Compelling High Profile Projects for Teams

Your strategic plans are a great source of the potential projects regarding potential projects and the problems as well. You should look at the customer satisfaction data. It is accepted that process improvement projects are fine candidates, but you should avoid overusing the category. It is always better to develop a pipeline of the projects and let the candidates choose the best choices.

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Better to not Make the Program a One Shot Deal

Better to not Make the Program a One Shot Deal

The learning never ends; it means that your laboratory for the future leaders shouldn’t stop as well. These programs should be ongoing and should run at least twice a year, and the participant should know that they are invited as well.

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Don’t Stretch the Projects

Don’t Stretch the Projects

It is important to make sure that the projects are delivered within the time-frame. See if the project is taking too much time it may not be right for the action learning team. It is advisable then that a piece of the project may be carved out for the team for the demonstration capability. Your projects must also include implementation to get the desired results.

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Provide Sponsors and Make Them Responsible

Provide Sponsors and Make Them Responsible

The sponsored are held responsible for the services of a team, and they are the one which will make sure that the team reaches the strategic objectives of the year. So the sponsors are mutually responsible for the results of the team or lack of them as well. The sponsor whose team fails as he wanted to know how the team performs individually has delivered his responsibility as the sponsor. It is crucial to understand that your future leaders need to have strong example while driving the results. Although teams fail that should not happen due to the lackadaisical attitude of the sponsor.

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Better not impart any new learning

Better not impart any new learning

The action learning program offers a unique opportunity to the candidates to apply what they have learned in the other leadership programs. Make this a learning pull rather than a push by the candidates as they know what is required to succeed in the project.

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Don’t Just Let Development Happen

Don’t Just Let Development Happen

There are many action learning programs that are no more than simple task forces from which the participant are supposed to learn. In the real action learning the participant should be pursuing, personal, development objective which can be woven into tasks or role of the project team. A lot of learning may occur at the various levels is just an active learning process. The participant’s managers should send them into the program that comes with shortlist of main development objectives for them to try into the plan.

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Benefits of Action Learning

Benefits of Action Learning

There are numerous advantages of action learning, and it helps the individuals in many ways. Here are some key benefits:

• Enhances personal effectiveness and productivity

• Enhances personal leadership and soft skills

• Develops self-confidence and assertiveness

• Develops emotional intelligence (EI): self-awareness and adaptability.

• It dramatically enhances team performance

• Develops positive mutually-respectful working relationships with the employees at various levels.

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Wrapping Up

Wrapping Up

Action learning greatly improves the business performance at all levels. It can help solve urgent and important business challenges.