Want learning that works? Learn in the flow of work

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Everyone is busy all the time, so this stat won’t surprise you: Nearly nine in 10 employees say they’re already operating at full capacity. And a lack of time and resources is the most common barrier employees say is stopping them from learning. 

But if no one has time, when are they supposed to learn?

Too often, the answer is “never.” No responsible employee is going to put themselves behind on their work to learn. And yet learning is highly desirable—for both businesses and employees. Employees who spend time learning are 47% less likely to be stressed and 39% more likely to feel productive and successful

So how do you make it happen?

The secret is removing the zero-sum relationship between learning and work. And that starts by removing the friction.


Bar chart showing that employees who learn at work are 47% less stressed and 39% more productive.

Employees who learn at work are less stressed and more productive.


Getting into the flow

You’ve probably heard about how multitasking is the enemy of productivity. Or how moving between different tasks leaves  attentional residue that can last hours. It’s scary stuff. And it means that asking employees to switch to a learning platform in the middle of their workday carries significant cost.

Ultimately, learning shouldn’t compete with work. Learning should enhance work. And to make this a reality, the two need to be integrated.

Here are a few examples of what learning in the flow of work can look like:

Onboarding and tutorials. Lots of applications do this already: The first time you open them they ask you to take a ‘tour’ and highlight important features. Of course, they could be smarter and use data from other systems to determine if you’re actually inexperienced. If you’re a brand new employee, you probably need a tour of your organization’s project calendar and learning platform. But the new Senior Designer you just hired probably doesn’t need a tour of Photoshop.

Learning at the point of need. Here, the program you’re using has learning tools built in so you can troubleshoot and learn without having to switch tasks and change contexts. Most programs today have ‘Help’ sections, but these are often limited in scope and not especially detailed. To truly learn, users often have to go off-platform for tutorials, FAQs, and walkthroughs.

Fully integrated learning. Finally, a business can integrate their entire learning platform with their business tools. This is most useful in large, multi-purpose platforms that users spend a lot of time in (like Microsoft Teams) and means that they can search, access, and share learning content easily. Not just learning related to the platform they’re in: ALL learning content.

The third option is best for maximizing productivity, but even the second option can be a massive improvement to how your organization learns. And yet 48% of businesses say that their LMS doesn’t integrate with their business tools at all. That’s rough.

Introducing Docebo for Microsoft Teams

The world’s most powerful learning platform now integrates with the most popular business platform. 

Docebo for Microsoft Teams allows you to embed Docebo within the Microsoft Teams experience, empowering learners to access all training directly through Teams, with a personalized training dashboard, social and collaboration functionality, and full sharing capabilities across chats and channels. This makes learning more effective and reduces friction and distraction, improving productivity. 

If you want to build a culture of learning, increase productivity, and empower your people, this is a game-changer.

You can already Instagram in the flow of cooking and podcast in the flow of waiting in line at the grocery store. It’s time to learn in the flow of work.

In the Press Release from our launch, Docebo’s Chief Product Officer, Fabio Pirovano had this to say:

“The integration of Microsoft Teams and Docebo seamlessly blends learning, communication, and collaboration. The result is that our valued customers have access to a solution that their organizations can use to empower their workforce, while at the same time expanding the pool of internal and external learners using Docebo’s platform to address their training needs.”


Learn more about Docebo for Microsoft Teams