The concept of agile learning is gaining in importance. The trigger is our current working world, often known as Industry 4.0, which is changing dramatically and with the increasing speed of digital transformations. These include, in particular, the megatrends in the new work culture. However, no technological revolution has changed the world of work and learning as radically as digitisation and networking.
Disruptive innovations are more common; These innovations mercilessly displace and destroy previous technologies, delivery mechanism, assembly line, sales models and new markets. The result is an agile working world that fundamentally requires new ways of behaving and the values of all employees and therefore, digital skills. The competition of the future will, therefore, be a competence competition with agile working and learning methods.
A similar case in the corporate world, corporate and business strategies change with increasing speed. The current focus is on small, autonomous teams, which are cross-functionally staffed, will operate in short-cycle cycles and permanent coordination with customers or suppliers. The working methods are becoming increasingly agile. This will impact on significant consequences for employee development and skill development.
Organisations, whether small or big, need team members who can competently and creatively solve current and future challenges. In the fast growing digitised, agile work processes within the framework of self-organised, autonomously acting teams. In doing so, they have the freedom to practice and experiment within self-defined rules and to develop their experience in networks further.
Agile work sets a high degree of discipline, adherence to agreements and a framework that provides all the necessary tools and systems. This corresponds precisely to the approach of competence development in social blended learning arrangements, in which we commit learning partnerships, jour fixes or project diaries the basis of self-organised learning processes in projects or the workplace.
The agile learning model was developed for on-the-job learning and is methodically oriented towards agile project management such as SCRUM. It is characterised by the following mainly four principles: Learning from tasks from your practice, Procedure in stages with a direct application
Learning in self-organisation and the team and Regular feedback and acceptance of the results by the client
In the era of the digital transformation, it is not only essential to work agile, but also to learn agile that foster a culture of continuous learning.