Written by: Abbe McCabe, Managing Director, Marketplace Innovation, Experiences and Mastery
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Albert Einstein is often credited with saying, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
Lifelong learning does remarkable things for our brains. Research has found that learning keeps brain cells working at optimum levels, which may slow cognitive and memory decline as we age1. The best part is learning can come in multiple forms. As long as we acquire new knowledge, we’re keeping our brain healthier.
Technology and business today are evolving so quickly that people need to sharpen their skills to stay relevant. In fact, 50% of the workforce will need to be upskilled or reskilled by 20252.
Employees want to learn, gaining the tools they need for their current job and future growth. The more opportunity they have to develop their skills, the more likely they are to feel they belong at their organization.
BI WORLDWIDE’s New Rules of Engagement® Study 2023 found that 9 in 10 employees who state their job allows them to master the skills important to them feel like they belong at their organization.
Creating a culture of learning goes beyond offering the right curriculum. Recognizing creativity, innovation and risk-taking reinforces those values and encourages employees to strive to keep learning.
BI WORLDWIDE’s goal is to inspire the people that impact your business with the most innovative and motivating rewards possible. In addition to our Merchandise and Experiences marketplaces, a new Mastery Marketplace gives employees, salespeople and channel partners the opportunity to upskill, try something new or dive deeper into their passions.
The opportunity for employees to learn and grow professionally and personally has always been important in the workplace. Now, it has become table stakes for companies who want to motivate, inspire and retain their employees.