The many benefits of lifelong learning are important to promote in the workplace, allowing for personal development and encouraging employees to continue to learn through the rest of their lives, even as they transition out of full-time work. There is plenty of evidence to show that it benefits the company while they’re employed and even after.
Forbes author Caren Merrick suggests CEOs and workplace leaders have an important role to play in this regard. She writes, “I believe creating a culture of learning can improve employee engagement. And according to Gallup’s State of the American Workforce report, businesses with engaged employees have been known to have 41% lower absenteeism, 17% higher productivity and 21% higher profitability.”