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The Protege Effect and the 3Cs

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

 Susan, a smart and inquisitive 34-year-old works at a well known corporate firm as a marketing head. She recently attended an innovative marketing conference. After returning, Susan convinced her bosses that they should implement the new techniques she had learnt within their organization. Unfortunately, mass implementation was proving to be slow and challenging. Fed up of process delays, Susan decided to teach the colleagues herself. In doing so, answering all their questions and doubts proved challenging. However, eventually Susan realised that she had learnt more about the concepts than the conference could ever teach her. 

We have all been Susan one time or another in our lives. It may be helping a friend study for a statistics test or teaching your coworker a quick hack. As Roman philosopher Seneca said, “People learn when they teach”. This is exactly the essence of The Protégé Effect. 

The Protégé Effect states that the best way to learn is to teach. 

How The Protégé Effect links to 3C’s of Motivation?

The Protégé Effect also develops what we call the 3C’s i.e Capability, Confidence and Communication in people. The Protégé Effect makes people essentially learn better since they have to teach (remember the statistics test) and it ends up making them more Capable in that area of study. Knowledge of a subject makes people naturally more Confident. We have all heard ‘Communication is the key’, but no one really knows where to find it. Well, we have an answer right here, to teach you have to learn to pass that knowledge successfully. Hence you end up becoming better communicators as well. This brings us to an even bigger question. 

How to apply The Protégé Effect in your organisation?

The Protégé Effect can be activated at your organisation through a great peer learning network. Peer Learning networks are useful in a number of ways; they facilitate seamless connections between employees, break traditional silos of departments and hierarchies to encourage employees to interact, share and receive knowledge. Collaborative learning that taps into peers for being both the giver and receiver of knowledge has the capacity to create a highly skilled and highly engaged workforce at an organisation. We believe that up-skilling as well as skill transfer between peers is crucial to overall employee engagement at the workplace. A highly engaged workforce can directly improve both your top line and your bottomline.

This insight is at the heart of our research and our technology at BHyve. Our powerful and sophisticated AI works tirelessly to build learning bridges at your workplace by tapping into human potential, specifically community human potential that you already possess. So if you find yourself in a situation like Susan, reach out to our organisational psychologists and schedule a demo for your organisation today!


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