What are people saying about the 2012 Towards Maturity Benchmark?

by | Jun 11, 2012 | Articles

 The 2012 Towards Maturity Benchmark is now the largest independent study of its kind, with 1800 organisations participating around the world since 2003.  This year it has been honed and refined with the latest thinking from the industry’s top experts to help you reflect on L&D in your own organisation.

Due to popular demand, the benchmark has now been extended through to 21st August – TAKE PART TODAY BY CLICKING HERE

Over 76% of 2012 participants are already finding that the review process alone is stimulating new ideas to help performance improvement.

It takes about 40 minutes to complete your review  – but is the investment of time worth it? Find out what this year’s participants think about the process:

  • When we completed the Towards Maturity benchmark it highlighted what we did really well, what we did ok, but it also showed us where we need to improve. This allowed us to question some aspects of our apprach to learning and the use of technology.Mark Turton, Training Manager, The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • “Having participated in the Towards Maturity Benchmarking process for the last few years, I think it provides easily the best and most comprehensive assessment of where we are in comparison with other companies who are using or planning to use online learning. Don’t just think that the results are the only useful part of it though. Just completing the benchmark focuses the mind to areas you may need to address, and provides ideas of other possible alternatives you may not have considered.”  Matt Brewer, Technology Training Consultant from Chubb Insurance Company and ELN Board Member
  • This is the 3rd year we’ve taken part and irrespective of how we rate ourselves against the benchmark questions, the questions in themselves make us stop and reflect on what we are planning to focus our energies on. Thank you to the TM team for making these even better, year on year.. Andy Sorton, Organisational Development Advisor , Borough of Poole
  •  Thank you for  my 2012 personalised report,  I am kicking myself hard for not using this when I first stepped into my role. I’ve contributed to the Towards Maturity benchmark before but with my head down, focused on transforming the learning organsiation, I missed a great opportunity to make my life easier and the team even more effective.  I won’t make that mistake again!  Kelly Thomas, Global Head of Sales & Service Learning , Thomson Reuters
  • “As with previous Towards Maturity Benchmark Studies, this year’s study has given me time to pause and reflect on how Eversheds is progressing in learning. I find the study really motivating, as it allows me to take a step back and realise what we have accomplished as a company, while providing a check-list for the areas we still need to focus on.” Tim Drewitt elearning specialist, Eversheds LLP
  •  “Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the 2012 Benchmark.  This is an excellent study with relevant and thought-provoking questions – the best I have completed in a while.  The quality of questions gave me reflective moments as to how we can improve what we do here as I realised my answers highlighted gaps I could fill and this was very much appreciated as a side benefit of taking part” Linda Al Ansari, Manager Learning Technologies, Emirates Dubai  (pilot participant)
  •    “It’s encouraging to see a rise in benchmarking, and may it long continue.  I’ve been taking part in the Towards Maturity learning technology benchmark since 2003. I find the results thought provoking and a great source of ideas for performance improvement. The learning technologist is often quite a lone specialist role within organisations and the benchmarking allows me to make a comparison with the real world and to just stop for a moment to sanity check that I’m delivering tangible business benefits.”  Mike Booth, Learning Technologies Manager for Cable & Wireless Worldwide (pilot participant).

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