Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Achieved is a professional development network that values informal learning over traditional courses.
Achieved was designed to help people accomplish their goals in the workforce. More importantly, it was built to help users accomplish those goals on their own terms, while fostering a workplace community. The site gives users a platform to visualize and keep track of skills or things that they want to accomplish, but also gives them the freedom to choose how to go about doing so. Achieved does offer several resources, nudging users in the right direction. There are recommended videos, books and courses on nearly any professional topic of your choosing. It’s motivating to navigate the site in search of something new to learn or accomplish, and its helpful to use the site to further your progress on goals you’ve been assigned by a boss or coworker.
As of now, Achieved is targeting business owners and their employees. The intention is to make goals and accomplishments more streamlined in the workplace, and to allow for more open communication and transparency amongst bosses and employees in terms of skills learned. Still, the site has been built with social interaction in mind. You can “follow” co-workers, friends or influencers, keeping track of their progress and achievements. Interacting with other users is yet another way Achieved helps people get inspired about the limitless learning possibilities that are out there if you just look for them. The site is useful for businesses now, but it could prove similarly helpful for personal use in the future.