We believe in the curiosity to learn, the vulnerability to try, the persistence to succeed, and the strength of community. We support others in their mission to learn and grow and that starts with our own employees. Our culture of education reinforces our core beliefs around training and continuous education.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ―
Looking to cultivate a culture of education at your workplace? You’ll see an increase in technical innovation within your company, a stronger employee retention, and a decrease in recruiting and hiring costs.
Here are our tips on how to cultivate a culture of education:
Providing incentives can go a long way and get your team started and dedicated to lifelong learning. One idea is to offer a certification bonus to your staff (we offer a $1,000 certification bonus)! But do more than just provide a perk, encourage them to continuously develop and expand their skills sets.
Make Education Fun
Turn learning into a game. Set up a competition centered around how many new skills or certifications employees can achieve. Through Linux Academy, employees can take on Challenges and Learning Activities in live environments, earn badges and certificates of completion for courses, and show off their new skills. Gamification encourages engagement and increases concentration.
Offer Education Equally
The same education and growth opportunities should be provided to everyone at every level. Whether it’s access to conferences, online learning, training courses, or seminars, everyone should be encouraged to learn and expected to participate.
Make Education Worth it
Once you’ve seen the results from the education opportunity, make it worth it for the employee. Compensate your team with the correct salary, title, and responsibility for their new skills and certifications.