IS 70:20:10 RIGHT?

During a recent mentoring session, a mentee asked: “what is the most effective way to learn and develop?”  The stock answer is the 70:20:10 model, which suggests that 70% of knowledge and understanding is gained from on-the-job experience, 20% from self-study, mentoring and learning from others, and 10% from training courses and the like.  This model originated in the 1980’s based on research into what helped successful managers develop.  So is it valid for the construction industry?  We have been thinking about this further as part of our mentoring work and we have prepared a short article on it, mainly aimed at graduates but others may find it useful too.  If you are interested to read it then just click here.