Better Every Day - Growing a Learning Culture at Target

by Erica Prairie | at MinneBar 14 | 3:45 – 4:30 in Bde Maka Ska | View Schedule

Over the past three years, Tech at Target has shifted from an outsourced, waterfall model to an in-house Product model leveraging Agile and DevOps practices on teams across Minneapolis, Bangalore and Sunnyvale.  As part of this shift, Target rolled out the "Better Every Day" learning culture campaign.

Better Every Day encourages tech talent to continuously learn, drive innovation and share their knowledge across the org. Since 2015, Tech at Target has achieved a nearly 20-percentage point increase in learning culture satisfaction on Target's annual team member survey and regularly get feedback like, “Working in a true learning culture has been an unbelievable experience, in addition to the growth it has provided for my career.”

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Erica Prairie

Erica is passionate about growing a growth mindset in herself and others and believes that everyone can get better at what they do with the right practice and focus. This belief has lead Erica to help bring a learning culture to life for engineers at Target where she has worked in Technology Learning & Development for Target for almost five years. During Erica's time supporting engineers she has helped the technology org moved from waterfall project management to agile product management, transformed technology team member onboarding and served as product owner for an innersource learning and development bot.