Learning in the flow of work—what does this even mean?

Learning is an essential part of personal and professional development. In the past, acquiring knowledge was viewed as a separate activity from work, but today, it is seen as an activity that occurs in the flow of work. This means that individuals learn while working on assignments, participating in Zoom calls or entering a classroom. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of learning in the flow of work and how Nuvepro works towards creating a better way of doing things.

Nowadays, are the days where individuals set aside specific time for learning. Today, individuals learn as they work on challenging problems that require immediate solutions. All the concepts and skills individuals acquire can be compared to soft clay, ready to be moulded into something tangible. The practical application of these skills happens when individuals encounter a problem that needs to be solved, be it work-related or in real-life situations.

When individuals are faced with a problem, they start talking to their colleagues, looking for documentation, or posting questions on platforms like Stack Overflow. They might try different algorithms or download code snippets to try and solve the issue. All this happens on their laptops in their local workspace. However, individuals might encounter difficulties navigating through different software versions and code snippets, leading to confusion and frustration.

Nuvepro’s approach

We at Nuvepro are working towards enabling this and much more for software developers. We call this learning in the flow of work. This is where most of our learning happens.

According to a study done by three researchers at the Center for Creative Leadership, Morgan McCall, Robert W. Eichinger, and Michael M. Lombardo, at the Center for Creative Leadership and explained in this link: Learning Philosophy | Human Resources (princeton.edu). This is where most learning happens. The study devised the 70:20:10 rule, which describes how learning happens and how individuals can copy it.

The rule states that

  • 70% of learning comes from real-life and on-the-job experiences, tasks, and problem-solving. This is the most relevant aspect of any learning and development plan.

  • 20% of learning comes from feedback and working with role models.

  • While 10% of learning comes from formal education.

 Nuvepro aims to create an environment where individuals can spend 70% of their learning time by equipping them with the necessary resources to learn while working. They want to create a library of ready-to-use environments where individuals can test whether a sample piece of code works. They also intend to provide individuals with a “burner” account with pre-defined credits to deploy sample applications in the cloud. Additionally, they want to provide individuals with projects that can be accessed through apps like Slack, Teams, or Zoom.

Benefits of Nuvepro’s Approach

Nuvepro’s approach has several benefits for both employees and employers. First, it increases the amount of time employees spend learning, which can have a positive impact on their work performance. Second, it provides employees with the necessary resources to learn while they work, reducing the need for dedicated learning time. Third, it helps employers retain talented employees by providing them with opportunities to develop and grow.


In conclusion, gaining knowledge in the flow of work has become increasingly popular in the modern era. Nuvepro’s goal is to enable employees to learn while they work by providing them with the necessary resources. This approach aims to increase the amount of time employees spend learning, which can have a positive impact on their work performance. Employers who are looking to improve their employees’ learning experience should consider adopting this approach. By doing so, they can help their employees grow and develop while also enhancing their organization’s overall performance.

Are you ready to enable your employees to spend 70% of their learning time? Or are you satisfied with 10%?

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