The Changing World of Work – Implications for Learning & Development

by | Jun 6, 2009 | Articles

Very few foresaw the economic devastation of the past months. The likelihood is that the corporate environment will never be quite the same again. 

For many of us working in the Learning Profession, this situation has placed us under tremendous pressure. We have declining workforces, business strategies are being formed and reformed to cope with surviving the changing times. Skills development programmes have been placed on hold and then placed under pressure to accelerate change – just with far smaller funds!
So where does that leave the L&D profession? Statistically, the situation appears to be one where in the last months of 2008, there was general pessimism for Learning and Development. The area is seen as easy to cut without immediate damage to the business. However, as the recession is increasingly being seen as long term, e-learning and in particular collaborative learning technologies are being seen as a very attractive option. Indeed, the recession may well catalyse rapid growth in this part of the market.
Combined with changing expectations of learners and dynamic needs of most organisations, these are very challenging times for Learning & Development professionals. This white paper, used with the kind permission of The Digital Learning Company, provides insight on how the world of work is changing and how L&D professionals can seize the opportunities that it presents.
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