Last updated May 2013
The 2013 Towards Maturity Benchmark is now open!
Review, your current learning strategy, compare your approach directly with top learning companies to set priority actions that will help you deliver peak performance. Follow progress online #bethebest13.
Early participants will receive their free personalised report with tailored action areas (valued at £300) by the beginning of August, thanks to the generous support of our Ambassadors.
DOWNLOAD PREVIOUS FREE TOWARDS MATURITY BENCHMARK REPORTS HERE.
Introduction to benchmarking
Businesses have been benchmarking since the early 90's in order to develop new strategic direction and to improve performance. Since 2003, Towards Maturity have been applying best practice benchmark principles to help L&D departments do the same.
The Towards Maturity Benchmark is considered one of the most comprehensive independent reviews of how organisations are establishing successful e-enabled learning strategies in the workplace. Its performance indicators and effective practice benchmarks have been refined through the participation of 2,200+ organisations since 2003 and are used by L&D organisations around the globe to track progress and improve performance. The study is constantly kept up-to-date through wide industry collaboration.
The Benchmark considers how organisations are e-enabling their learning strategies to meet changing business skills needs and also reviews changes in use of technology, drivers and results, barriers and the implementation practices that directly correlate to results.
Find out more 10 FAQ about the Towards Maturity Benchmark
The Towards Maturity Model - encouraging ongoing improvement
The TM Benchmark considers a number of performance indicators that represent the impact in the workplace and has developed best practice benchmarks (reflected by the Towards Maturity Model) to support ongoing improvement. In the 2010-11 Benchmark, a new Towards Maturity Index (TMI) was developed as a single benchmark of implementation maturity across the 6 work streams. It is designed to help organisations understand, and then improve, the health of their learning technology implementation.
New Towards Maturity Benchmark Centre
Historically, organisations could only participate in the benchmarking process once a year, but in January 2011 we introduced our new Benchmark Centre - an online service that allows organisations to:
- Review their current implementation progress
- Compare with others to identify strengths and weaknesses
- Take action based on recommendations.
Find out more or visit the centre directly for free at www.towardsmaturity.org/mybenchmark
For those who are looking for extra support on their journey, we also offer a strategic review, stakeholder engagement workshops and advisory services.
What are people saying?
You can find out what people are saying who have been through the benchmark process.
Get involved in the conversation
Benchmarking is a dynamic process - it's not just about research but it is about action. If this is something you are interested in, then please join our LinkedIn group New Learning Benchmarks. This group is for people wanting to fast track the results of innovative workplace learning & development through benchmarking. All of our previous and curent benchmark reports will be posted plus current news and comment.
The Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark represents an outstanding industry collaboration to ensure that the benchmark process continually reflects the changing business and technical environments that L&D teams need to thrive within.
Moving forward, the 2013 research programme has been made possible by our industry Ambassadors who share our passion for ensuring that independant advice is freely available for anyone who wants it.
We also have a range of supporters within the industry who help ensure that the research reflects current trends - see our supporters here.
The Towards Maturity Benchmark also has international recognition:
- Over 33% of participants in the 2010 and 2011 benchmark took part from outside the UK (Europe, EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America).
- Following peer review, the work has been included in Australia's inaugural version of Impact - Journal of Applied research into workplace E-learning
Plus, over the past 3 years we have been pleased to respond to invitations to share findings with colleagues around the globe:
- Europe via the corporate keynote and other seminars for Online Educa Berlin, Europe's largest e-learning conference
- Europe via the HRM Expo and Professional Learning
- Japan - e-Learning WORLD 2007- Expo & Conference
- Australia via Elnet - the e-Learning network of Australasia
- USA via the online Learntrends conference
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about taking part in the Towards Maturity Benchmark or how the Towards Maturity team can help you use your personalised benchmark results to help you improve impact of e-learning in your organisation, then contact us at email@example.com.