How long does it take to master a new skill, JD Dillon, Axonify and David Cooper, ACO Technologies

How long does it take to master a new skill?

If you ask Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 practice hours plus a pile of innate talent. If you ask your top performers, it could take anywhere from 6 months to 5 years of on-the-job experience. Either way, your organization can’t afford to wait that long for people to develop the skills needed to do their jobs safely and productively. Does this mean L&D must find new ways to accelerate the path to mastery? Or, in a workplace overwhelmed with constant change and disruption, is mastery even a worthwhile goal?

Join us for a discussion on the changing role of mastery in workplace performance. We’ll explore the concept of “skill-based learning” and explain why it is fundamentally challenging the idea of mastery. We’ll identify common barriers that prevent rapid skill development and show you how to overcome them. We’ll discuss the ways L&D must evolve to support a skill-based approach, including critical tactics such as deliberate practice, performance support and social learning. Finally, we’ll answer the question “is being good enough good enough” in today’s workplace.

No PowerPoint. No polls. No pitches. Just an open conversation about the role L&D should play in building an agile, capable workforce.

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