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Boosting Business Agility: 2011 Annual Benchmark Report

May 27, 2011 | Annual Benchmark Reports

Our thanks go to a record 600 organisations who contributed to the 2011 Toward Maturity Benchmark Study – a 50% increase in the number of 2010 participants.

To date, 1800 organisations have participated in the Towards Maturity Benchmark since it began and during June and July 2011 a record 600 organisations took part investing over 400 hours in the process.

Take a look at what some of them thought about the benchmark review process here.


Craig McCoy, HR Director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing comments in the foreword:

If HR is looking to establish a credible relationship with the business, we can’t afford to ignore the tangible business benefits illustrated by this report. Investment in innovative learning approaches facilitates business agility and can support business generation, improve customer service and increase organisational efficiency’

The report is in 3 sections:

  • Boosting Business Agility – the full report (see table of contents here)
  • Boosting Business Agility – Longitudinal Trends tables
  • Boosting Business Agility- Executive Summary (to follow)

The report explores the impact of learning technologies on business agility, business impact, efficiency and talent management and investigates the implemenation behaviours of top performers.

The findings were launched at a webinar in association with the Learning and Skills group and you can also download the launch presentation here.

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Our thanks to Towards Maturity Ambassadors

Our primary goal as a not for profit benchmark organisation is to share independent research with all those interested in improving the impact of learning technologies at work. This has been made possible through the active support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors who share a passion for ensuring that independent advice is freely available to all.

We also thank Towards Maturity’s Supporters  who help ensure that this study always remains current and vendor neutral.

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The Towards Maturity Benchmark Study is an internationally recognised longitudinal study on the effective implementation of learning innovation based on the input of 5,800+ participants and 41,000 learners gathered since 2003. Towards Maturity continuously surveys and studies how people learn at work and the impact this has on organisational performance. By turning data into insights and insights into action, this research is used to help L&D leaders assess and improve the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of their learning provision.

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