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Knowledge Center Blog DNA of Success – Desire To Learn

DNA of Success – Desire To Learn

The DNA of Success is a list of employee-specific attributes that are at the core of running a successful distribution business.

Today’s DNA of Success attribute: Desire to Learn

Getting individuals in your organization that are focused on both personal and professional growth will drive your key initiatives forward faster.

Business News Daily has highlighted the desire to learn as one of the key success attributes we’ve been seeing in the hundreds of sites we visit. According to a study conducted by global staffing firm Robert Half, 84% of HR managers reported their company is open to hiring an employee whose skills can be developed through training.

Hiring managers should look for key indicators that applicants are willing to learn and grow. Associates who display intellectual curiosity typically have a higher desire to learn and will often be self-starters and require less supervision. Curiosity comes in several “flavors” but those who ask an experienced co-worker or grab a manual and reflect on the problem/challenge and the various solutions tend to have foundational capabilities according to some behavioral scientists.

With the ever-changing market, it will be important to have employees that are willing to learn new things and be open to adopting new technologies.

Across the long term horizon, employers have seen a continuous shift in the applicant pool for every position in a distribution operation. Compare the industrial revolution through the Second World War and then jump to today… the processes are similar but the jobs are very different. Across your career, you will see tremendous shifts in behavior and technology offerings intended to make the people and the processes more efficient. The one constant however is the DNA of Success.

With decades of warehouse, manufacturing, and logistics experience, we understand the challenges you face when building a team or an organization.