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leading by example: brands using digital learning to drive positive change

More and more companies are turning to digital learning to drive positive change and not just as a tool for professional development but as a key player in enhancing the overall well-being and happiness of their employees. We’ve put together our favourite organisations that have successfully used digital learning to enact real change and improve the lives of their teams.

Google: The Happiness Algorithm

Google, known for its innovative workplace culture, takes a holistic approach to employee happiness. Through digital learning platforms, Google provides resources on stress management, work-life balance, and even offers virtual well-being challenges. The company has seen a significant uptick in overall employee satisfaction and happiness.

Statistics Speak: A Gallup study found that companies with engaged employees experience 17% higher productivity, showcasing the direct link between employee happiness and organisational success.

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Spotify: Harmonising Work and Well-being

At the forefront of this digital revolution is Spotify, the music streaming giant that understands the importance of a happy workforce. Spotify implemented a range of digital learning modules that went beyond just job skills. From mindfulness sessions to financial wellness courses, they tailored their content to address various aspects of employees’ lives beyond their work lives.

statistics speak: Studies have shown that employees who actively participate in well-being programs are 20% more likely to feel productive at work, contributing to a positive work environment.

Zappos: Walking the Talk on Employee Well-being

Zappos, the online retail giant, believes that a happy employee is the best brand ambassador. They’ve implemented digital learning programs focusing on mental health awareness, resilience building, and fostering a positive workplace culture. Zappos recognises that a fulfilled employee is not just a worker; they’re a brand advocate both within and outside the organisation.

statistics speak: Research by the University of Warwick found that happy employees are, on average, 12% more productive than their less happy counterparts.

Salesforce: Trailblazing Employee Happiness

Salesforce, a global leader in CRM solutions, takes employee happiness seriously. Their digital learning initiatives cover a spectrum of well-being topics, including nutrition, fitness, and mental health. By investing in the overall wellness of their employees, Salesforce has witnessed a remarkable increase in job satisfaction and loyalty.

statistics speak: A Harvard Business Review study suggests that companies with a strong health and well-being strategy are 3.5 times more likely to be productive and efficient.

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Microsoft: Nurturing Holistic Growth

Microsoft, a tech giant, has embarked on a journey to prioritise employee well-being through digital learning initiatives. They introduced a series of wellness webinars covering topics such as mindfulness, stress management, and work-life balance. These sessions, accessible through digital platforms, have contributed to a culture where employees feel supported in both their professional and personal lives.

statistics speak: A Gallup poll revealed that employees who strongly agree they have a positive workplace culture are 21% more likely to feel confident in their personal and professional development.

Airbnb: Crafting a Culture of Connection

Airbnb, known for its innovative approach to workplace culture, leveraged digital learning to foster a sense of community and connection among its globally dispersed employees. Virtual team-building activities, cultural sensitivity training, and interactive diversity and inclusion modules have played a pivotal role in creating a happy and cohesive workforce.

statistics speak: A study by McKinsey found that companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.

Slack: Balancing Work and Life

Slack, a leader in collaboration tools, recognizes the importance of a harmonious work-life balance. Through digital learning platforms, they provide resources on time management, setting boundaries, and avoiding burnout. By empowering employees with the skills to navigate the challenges of a digital work environment, Slack has seen a boost in overall employee satisfaction.

statistics speak: The American Psychological Association reported that employees who feel their work interferes with their personal life are 53% more likely to report poor health.

Amazon: Prioritising Mental Health

Amazon, a global e-commerce giant, has taken significant strides in destigmatising mental health issues in the workplace. Digital learning modules on mental health awareness, coping mechanisms, and resilience building are accessible to all employees. This proactive approach has contributed to a more supportive and compassionate work environment.

statistics speak: According to a report by Deloitte, organisations with a strong mental health culture are twice as likely to have employees take advantage of mental health resources.

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Caleb Foster Digital Learning Geek
After gaining more than 20 years of experience in operational excellence in the hospitality and digital learning sectors, Caleb wanted to rid the world of dull ‘click next’ and ineffective elearning and solve the epidemic of uninspiring digital learning. Mindboost began back in 2016, when Caleb, saw a huge opportunity to create better quality digital learning content that connects with learners emotionally to encourage a desire to learn more. Caleb realised there was a lack of true understanding of an organisation’s culture and inner-working when learning providers were presented with a request from a client. So, the Mindboost team get under the cover of an organisation’s performance need and ultimately look to connect with learners emotionally. When a learner is connected emotionally, they tend to start believing in a change, this then generates a feeling and makes a greater impact within the organisation than just conveying information.