We work for a future where training efforts significantly affect the well-being and performance of individuals.
We want to bridge the gap between what research on learning says is possible, and how reality looks at many companies.
We want to drastically increase the return on investment on funds that are currently being invested in classroom trainings with inferior follow-up measures.
Say hello to our team 👋
julia [at] knowly.com
michel [at] knowly.com
kara [at] knowly.com
gustav [at] knowly.com
johan [at] knowly.com
Product / design
carladam [at] knowly.com
Product / code
joakim [at] knowly.com
Knowly Labs: The experiment factory for Sweden’s most innovative trainers.
The next generation of training support
Knowly Labs is the version of Knowly where we conduct new experiments every week in pursuit of increasing the effect from trainings even more. This is where ideas like the virtual coach, the supporter on the job and the digital action plan all saw the light of day. The ideas being tested usually stem from a combination of new research findings and our own learnings from interviews with training participants.
Trainers who want to break ground in behavioural change
Some of that which is being tested in Knowy Labs can lead to radical behavioural change. Some will fail or not work as intended. Such is the nature of experiments. That’s why the trainers participating in Knowly Labs are ones that love to push the limits, who happily accept a bit of risk if it means a possibility to reach greater results.
Funding from Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova
How it all started...
Our journey started at Chalmers University in 2013
As students we asked ourselves if classroom-based training couldn’t be done better.
We turned to the research for answers, which has remained our signature way of improving. However, our interest soon shifted toward the corporate world, and the challenges trainings there faced.
Our own challenge was that we were students and didn’t have enough experience working in modern businesses. To change that, we decided to not just sit and ponder at our office, but instead go find out for ourselves.
100 interviews with trainers later...
After more than 100 interviews with corporate trainers in about as many different organizations, we felt confident we knew the most pressing challenge: “How do I get participants to apply what they learned once they get back from the training?”
To our delight, both practitioners and researchers agreed on the heart of the issue:
1. We forget almost everything we learn.
2. The time set aside for practice at a training session is not enough.
3. Manager involvement in the participant’s development is essential, but hard to facilitate.
Our journey toward trainings that really drive behavioural change has just started, and we look forward to sharing it with you!