Kohler: Making Learning a Way of Life
Kohler Co. of Kohler, Wisconsin, is a private company with a long history of consistently supporting talent development and a culture of learning. But until the creation of the Kohler Learning Academy in the midst of the recession, that commitment lacked a structure that clearly linked learning to business needs and reinforced the culture of learning. This full-length case study, which features interviews, photos, and detailed program descriptions, takes an in-depth look at how Kohler Co. not only established the Kohler Learning Academy, but made learning a way of life for its employees. Among the topics explored are building and nurturing a learning culture, using learning for engagement and retention, motiving employees to learn and innovate, developing leaders, and taking learning programs global.