With much practice I moved past stage 2, conscious incompetence, and started sailing on my own, stage 3, conscious competence. It took an entire summer, but I finally made it to stage 4, where sailing became “second nature” or unconscious competence and I could share my new skill with others. This new skill opened the pathway to learn more skills. There is always a larger or faster boat to master.
A culture of continuous learning is vital for development and innovation. New technology is developing rapidly, and employees are living longer. It is more important than ever for employees to oversee their own learning and know what they need to learn to stay agile and adaptable. At Trelleborg, employees are taught early in their career the importance of continuous learning and the role it plays in continuous business improvement.