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August 22nd, 2022 · 4 min read

4 employee learning styles every L&D leader should be familiar with

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Why employee learning styles matter in the workplace

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What are the types of learning styles?


The visual learner

  • Videos
  • Charts, graphs and maps
  • Drawings, photos, and other visual representations

The auditory learner

  • Lectures
  • Audiobooks
  • Verbal training 
  • Conversations with peers and managers 

The reading-focused learner

  • Books
  • Documentation
  • To-do lists
  • Written manuals and instructions 

The kinesthetic learner

  • Roleplaying exercises
  • Puzzles, games and activities
  • Hands-on experimentation 


L&D for every employee's learning style

Administer a learning style assessment to employees


Don’t rewrite the script


Encourage open conversations about learning and development


Don’t underestimate the power of the manager/direct report relationship


Learning that’s accessible to all 

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