Break a Rule Leaps Over the 3 Biggest Professional Development Problems
In a single platform
The Break a Rule Professional Development Stack solves what used to be the 3 enduring training problems of traditional professional development.
It’s time consuming.
It’s often boring or irrelevant.
Whether you’re an individual wanting to invest in your own professional learning, or an organizational team leader looking for a cost effective way to engage your people in training, Break a Rule solves for each of these concerns.
Obstacle 1 - It’s Expensive
Multiple sources estimate that US corporations spend around $1,000 annually on worker L & D, with American Express recommending that organizations budget between 1 - 5 % of employee salaries to training. For the typical leader making around $85,000 annually, that would average out to around $2,500 for L & D annually.
The Break a Rule Professional Development platform comes in at a cost of $120/annually, but the value proposition is more startling than that since typical professional development trainings can last 3 days, while Break a Rule is available 24/7 year round.
There is no limit to the amount of training each employee can engage on this self-paced platform.
Obstacle 2 - It’s Time Consuming
Despite the fact that the amount of time most companies commit to L & D for their employees comes out to less than 1 hour per week, 49% of employees still say that they don’t have time to learn on the job.
It’s no wonder that workers feel they don’t have time. Traditional learning models require the employee to walk away from their work and the continuity of its execution to learn over a block of hours or days.
The answer lies in microlearning.
Forbes magazine states:
Microlearning is built on cognitive science. It uses spaced repetition, a proven retention-boosting method of breaking down learning topics into more manageable pieces and repeating them with adequate spacing between lessons.
Microlearning allows participants to manage their time more effectively, and ultimately to integrate more of that training into their work days.
On top of that, the training is more likely to stick.
Break a Rule is a micro-learning platform that makes small doses of self-directed training readily available and positions that training in the precise environment where positive change is desired.
Obstacle 3 - It’s Often Irrelevant
Recent research conducted by Oracle reports that 57% of respondents said that the training provided by their employers is “sometimes irrelevant, boring, or outdated”; 20% said that it “often” was, and 11% said it was irrelevant, boring, or outdated “all the time.”
It’s no surprise that 70% of respondents in the same study said that they should identify their own learning needs, not a boss or manager.
The difficulty lies in the vast amount of learning models, tools, and paradigms that exist and the pathways available inside of each individual system.
The Break a Rule platform gives each participant the ability to narrow the focus of their training immediately and pinpoint the rules they will most benefit from breaking. They can choose these rules independently or with the help of the Rule Finder assessment tool to target competencies they wish to pursue.
Once the overall competency is selected, participants then choose from a wide variety of practices and exercises within that category, ensuring they are motivated to take ownership of their development and feel confident about its relevance and usefulness.
Studies show that L & D plays a key role in employee satisfaction, with 57% of respondents saying they would leave their role if they had inadequate opportunities for professional development.
Research by the Gallup Organization links at least 7 of their identified 12 elements of great managing to employee learning and growth.
Break a Rule reduces the risk of investing in professional learning by:
removing the need for in person facilities
eliminating the need for coordinated and blocked out learning times
increasing the rate of skill integration and effectiveness
In light of the magnified upside of professional learning and development, and reduced risk provided by the Break a Rule platform, what are you waiting for?
Subscribe Now. (Break a Rule has been officially endorsed by the AANYRP - American Association of Not Yet Retired Persons.)