A key point is that training success should be judged based upon an individual’s mastery of the subject matter and include on-the-job reinforcement, not just be a “completed” checkbox on their personnel record. Training programs need to build in progressive activities to stretch and grow participants throughout the training process. A lifelong learning mindset needs to be built into the organization’s culture.
One simple suggestion for incorporating learning into business routines is to take an industry article (any industry that has an implication to your organization), give a 2 minute summary of the article’s highlights, and then take 5 minutes for group discussion on how to apply it to your organization. It doesn’t have to be a big ordeal; the point is to be continuously stimulating growth and development.