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The Importance of Continual Learning for SAP Success

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A workforce that is equipped with the most up-to-date SAP knowledge is key to driving digital transformation. SAP products are constantly changing, which means your team’s skills should evolve at the same pace. Developing a business culture based upon continual learning is key to keeping your organization ahead of the IT curve. 

Benefits of Continual SAP Learning

Employee Retention

A business that promotes continual learning demonstrates that it cares about its employees’ career development. 

Organizations benefit greatly from more long-term employees because they are more familiar with their duties and the business in general. This corporate knowledge enables them to be more productive and efficient than new talent that is ramping up. 

Not only this, but greater retention is cost-effective in the long term for a company. Investing in learning and development is far cheaper than hiring and onboarding new talent. 

Overall, continual learning results in a greater likelihood that well-established employees will be satisfied in their work. An increased feeling of professional fulfillment will make them more likely to remain in their roles and continue driving successful SAP outcomes for their employer. 

Better Employee Engagement

Engaged employees are a vital resource for any organization. Continual learning increases engagement because it shows that a business is actively enabling staff to develop skillsets for the future.

When staff has been exposed to a culture that promotes continual learning, their increased engagement will make them more likely to independently pursue knowledge and training. According to Logicearth, a leading learning services provider, professionals that seek more learning opportunities are 74% more likely to have clearer career development goals. They are also 48% more likely to feel that their work has purpose.

Engaged staff with clearer and more positive learning objectives results in increased motivation. In turn, better engagement means that employees are more likely to form a deeper understanding of the SAP skills and knowledge they acquire. 

Increased Adaptability

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of an adaptable workforce to maintain business growth. With continual learning, staff is equipped with the most up-to-date training. This results in a confident team that is prepared to tackle unpredicted challenges 

In times of crisis, workforce readiness is key. Employee learning opportunities must not fall down the list of an organization’s priorities. A business that regards continual learning as standard practice will have flexible staff that is better equipped to remain productive and maintain SAP success. 

Organizations that wish to maintain and develop their SAP success must ensure that continual learning is a key part of their company culture. 

A workforce that is equipped to guide and accelerate business growth will demonstrate increased efficiency and adaptability. Improved professional development will result in increased job satisfaction and engagement. Organizations that nurture a culture of learning will be rewarded with a motivated team that has the skills to drive digital transformation. 

As an official education training and enablement partner of SAP, K2 University is ideally positioned to keep your workforce ‘future proofed’. Our SAP training solutions equip professionals with the knowledge they need to increase your organization’s ROI in SAP products and achieve successful business outcomes.

Interested to find out more? Get in touch with K2 University to discover how we can help you make the most out of your SAP investment.

Ottilie Wood

Ottilie has worked with K2 since 2019. Over that time she has specialized in content creation to engage our world-class clients and customers.

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