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Leverage Informal Learning to Drive Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement

The Modern Informal Learning Challenge

L&D teams usually focus on providing and developing formal training for their employees. However, traditional or formal training lacks the efficacy required for effective behavioral change since it focuses primarily on discrete or distinct events. As a result, the gap between what L&D teams offer and how much employees learn continues to increase.

When organizations foster a learning culture, employees have the courage and ability to seek continuous improvement on the job. This will enable them to use Informal Learning for practice, collaboration, and learning on the job, moving toward mastery.

Why Should You Invest in Informal Learning?


To assist L&D teams identify the various kinds of content employees would prefer.


To provide a platform where learners can curate and share their own learning materials and insights.


L&D teams can utilize the information shared by learners to refine and standardize training programs.


To build the confidence and competence required to actively pursue continual improvement on the job.


L&D teams can leverage Informal Learning to create a healthy learning ecosystem and corporate culture.

Our Recommendations for Incorporating Informal Learning Practices to Assist Formal Training

  • Investing in Informal Learning platforms
  • Supporting Social Learning, Self-Directed Learning, Curation, and learning in the flow of work
  • Integrating Informal Learning initiatives with formal training goals
  • Developing extended learning solutions that don’t focus on a moment in time but rather offer ongoing practice, evaluation, and follow-up opportunities

EI Best Practices for Informal Learning and Investing in Continuous Learning

  • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
  • Healthcare, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Government Agencies and Non-Profits
  • Manufacturing and Logistics
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Airlines, Aviation, and Aerospace
  • Beverage and Tobacco
  • Automotive Sector
  • Sales Training
  • Compliance Training
  • Induction and Onboarding Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Professional Skills Training
  • Product Training
  • Soft Skills Training

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Case Studies

How a Disaster Management Services Provider Digitized Their Process Training Program into an Interactive eLearning Course

How a Pharmaceutical Giant Improved Safety in the Workplace with Gamification

How a Manufacturing Company Improved Workforce Efficiency and Cost Savings with a Learning in the Moment of Need Solution


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