Chapter 5—Encourage your team

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With the analytics discussed in Chapter 4, you're able to see where your organization's skill development growth is happening, and identify areas that need focus. Chapter 5 shows you how to develop a culture that fosters skill development and drive continued engagement in the Pluralsight platform.

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Make time for skill development

Build a culture that supports skill development

A culture that supports skill development doesn't develop overnight, and it can't take root without buy-in. Remember Joel Crabb’s talk from Chapter 1? Think back to how your skills have developed. You can be there for your team members, too.

Let your team know that they can learn during work hours. Don't set a required minimum of learning time—give people guidance from Chapter 3 and praise people making progress. Encourage them to download the Skills mobile apps. Use what you learned in Chapter 4 about measuring learners' growth to recognize people who've been able to apply what they're learning.

 Poster: Make the most of your time

 How to make time for learning: 3 tips for learners

 Use Q&A to allow experts within your company to share their knowledge (Enterprise only)

Make sure you're skilling up, too

It's not enough to have smart, skilled people on your team—you need to grow as well. Don't forget to make time for your own development. Plus, when your team sees you taking the time to develop yourself, they'll be inspired to learn, too.

 Keep up with our Executive Briefings channel. In this collection of courses, you'll find high-level intel to quickly enhance your knowledge of emerging tech topics like IoT, data science, blockchain, and more.

 How to rewire your team to make time to learn

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Drive continued engagement

We want your team building skills as fast as possible. But even the most active Skills users might not be taking advantage of some of our most important features.

Share these videos for a quick refresh on how experiences like channels, Role IQ, and projects can save them time and help them grow their skills more efficiently.

 Hands-on learning: See how interactive courses and projects allow you to practice your skills in real-world environments. Shareable link

 Channels: Focus your learning on what matters and save time by curating content in channels. Shareable link

 Role IQ: Know what success looks like in your role and benchmark your expertise with Role IQ. Shareable link

 Host a lunch & learn to introduce Pluralsight Skills and share what you're learning

 Remind your team about Pluralsight

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What's next

You're almost done. Learn in Chapter 6 how to guide your own understanding of the Skills platform.

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