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In the May 2018 edition of my “In Real Life” column for Learning Solutions Magazine, I address one of the most common objections to workplace learning: I don’t have time.”

Yes, learning is a constant in the workplace. We learn by doing the job. But we don’t learn everything we need to be successful within the workflow. We all need to dedicate some of our time to activities that will further the knowledge and skills we need to take the next step in our careers. But finding that time can often be extremely difficult, especially for employees who work in busy operations and have little to no control over how their time is used. This is why we get the “I don’t have time to learn” objection so often when it is—on the surface—a pretty ridiculous statement.