Clive Shepherd and Nigel Paine explain why L&D leaders need to benchmark
In these interviews, they explain why L&D need to review their strategy and gain credible data in order to provide the evidence they need to make future impact on the business and learners in their organisation.
Why is benchmarking important for L&D leaders?
“Benchmarking in its broadest sense is learning from experience…you can’t copy what others are doing, but you can be inspired by them.” – Clive Shepherd
Why is evidence-based decision-making important for L&D leaders?
“L&D needs to create the discipline of thinking ‘evidence’ – it changes the way we manifest ourselves in our organisation and helps us justify what we are doing and why.” – Nigel Paine
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The corporate learning market is rapidly evolving to meet the ever-changing demands of work and worker. The C-suite and L&D leaders can no longer ignore that over 90 percent of organizations do not realize the full value of their investments.
Every year over $400billion is spent on corporate learning globally, yet only 15% is proven to stick. Investments in learning are continuing to grow year on year but performance impact is not changing. The industry is still struggling to provide real proof of impact, in fact, for the first time the Towards Maturity Index is tracking a significant decline. This is causing leaders to have low confidence levels in L&D.
Having clear evidence is a vital starting point in identifying where improvement is needed and backing up your business case for change. We spoke with Emma Smith, Head of Talent at FirstPort Limited, a residential property management company. She had used the Towards Maturity Learning Health Check in a previous role and has now brought this tool to her new organisation in order to help transform their workplace learning culture.
Towards Maturity Learning Health Check provides an ideal starting point for organisations wanting to improve their development, by giving clear evidence and comparisons with high-performing learning cultures. To get a real idea of how the Health Check has a proven business impact, we spoke with Robin Lilly, Capabilities and Leadership Development Director of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, to hear his experiences.
Evidence is vital to backing up a case for change and even more powerful when internal data is being compared against high-performing learning organisations.