Ultimately, however, lifelong learning is about more than just getting ahead professionally. "It's also about attitude, about the will to learn, to constantly develop and grow personally," Franziska emphasizes. The company's job, she says, is to train employees so that they internalize this: "You can always learn. It never stops."
The working world at Henkel is developing rapidly as a result of the New Work culture. Thanks to digitalization, people nowadays not only work in the office, but also from home, for example. "New Work is more digital, more flexible and more democratic," says Franziska Schatt. The central idea is: more personal responsibility and a say for employees. That also applies for lifelong learning. "Just as technology enables us to do our work from anywhere in the world, we can also learn from anywhere," emphasizes Franziska.
New Work – New Learning: Changing learning behavior
The learning experts at Henkel, who have made it their task to drive cultural change within the company, are adapting to the change in learning behavior. "We continuously ask what our business’ and our employees' needs are," explains Franziska. Based on these findings, they then design and continuously adapt the learning offering in a way so that it reflects all the different topics, skills, and abilities the organization needs. The same applies to the various learning formats.