Who remembers this time of year? Picking out your favorite back-to-school outfit, feeling the exciting potential of new friendships, cracking open a fresh textbook. The start of the new school year has always been electric, however the thrill of learning was probably not the first thing on your mind.
Though if we were to take anything away from this last year of living with uncertainty, rapid digitalisation, and the upheaval of our ways of working, it is certainly the importance of learning and adapting, of rolling with the punches.
And because the future does not promise to be any more stable, embracing continuous learning is essential to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities ahead.
So how can you make the most of continuous learning both for you and your organisation? Let's ask our experts.
1. Article of the Month
Up-skilling, adaptability: why every business needs a learning culture
With Sara Scapinello, People & Organization Development Director at Lavazza, and ESCP’s Simon Mercado.
Contrary to what one might think, learning is a continuous process that lasts all of our lives and is not limited to our youngest years.
To understand how companies can foster a positive learning culture, we called upon the expertise of Sara Scapinello, People & Organization Development Director at Lavazza, and Simon Mercado, Professor of Management and Executive Vice President and Dean for Executive Education, Corporate and External Relations at ESCP Business School.Read More
2. More Top Stories
How to fail quickly and learn from your mistakes
Have you ever felt the fear of making the wrong choices? You're not alone! ESCP Professors and experts in the art of failing Ben Voyer and Christoph Seckler explain why we feel that way and how this can actually be a good thing..
Environmental awareness: a new essential skill for employees?
"Without a sustainable mindset as we head into the future, I don’t think we’ll be able to anticipate the new risks . . ." Professor Olivier Delbard and Head of Growth at AXA Climate School Antoine Yeretzian explain why our childrens' futures and the future of work depend on it.
Time to reimagine how we lead virtual teams during and post-Covid-19
Are you a team leader who had to transition into an e-leader? Prof. Petros Chamakiotis’s research on the topic shows what e-leaders can do to make their teams sustainable and high-performing. Tell me more.
3. Show me the Data
According to a 2015 article from Inc., one-third of female founders in America cite the lack of capital as holding them back.
In an analysis conducted by Professor Christian Linder and his co-author Sonja Sperber, they found that females and males experience the support provided by the entrepreneurial ecosystem for their start-up activities differently.
4. Podcast of the Month
Last spring, we launched Her Voice, a podcast that gives the mic to women experts.
For our first three episodes, we spoke to experts across several innovative fields, from bioluminescence to cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence. Discover these topics with us in 30 minutes or less!
5. In case you missed it
Human and behavioural skills – must-have tools for the employee of tomorrow?
With entrepreneurship expert Prof. René Mauer and skills coach Marta Carballal
“If you stop learning, your team will stop.” A culture of progress starts with you
ESCP alumna turned employee Emily Centeno shares how she approaches continuous learning to better herself and her team.
Offices should be more than just a place to work
Profs. Ben Voyer and Emmanuelle Léon exchange views on an article about the growing number of people who have started jobs and left them without having once met their colleagues in person.
There’s never been a better time to become a lifelong learner
Examining the state of learning today with ESCP Business School Paris Campus Dean Andreas Kaplan