Why “all in one” learning tech is a myth

by | Jul 10, 2017 | Articles, Featured

Learning and development has never been more complex. Just as we thought we were getting a handle on digital disruption, the workforce is onto the next big thing – 70-year careers and decreasing skill half-lives. It’s pretty clear that learning is evolving faster than L&D departments can keep up.

“62% believe that the lack of skills amongst employees to manage own learning is holding their [learning] strategy back”
Towards Maturity, 2016

The most successful organisations are supporting employees for their roles now and the ones they will hold in the future, recognising their best investment is their people. Top talent is likely the most engaged, and thus, retaining (and attracting!) these people will be a key driver of business outcomes and success.

The most forward thinking CLO’s are creating learner-driven organisations that empower workers to share their knowledge and take ownership of their own personal development. This is a new way of thinking, one that requires a fresh mindset, as well as new strategies and tools.

But finding success in learning today means more than making content available on your phone and buying the latest technology. Finding the right combination of skills and tools has many leaders scratching their heads.

As leaders look at upgrading technologies and capabilities within their organisations, there’s a legitimate fear that their current technology investments won’t take them to the front, and may even be holding them back.

It’s an important time for corporate learning leadership to take stock of their learning investments, and create the strategies and solutions that will take them through the next decades. So, where can you start?

First, it’s time to stop talking about the future of learning and start getting ready.

Second, better understand the 5 things advanced learning ecosystems contain in The Buyer’s Guide to The Near Future of Learning Technology. Degreed’s latest Lightpaper® will serve as your step-by-step guide to navigating the complicated vendor landscape today, helping you make more effective learning technology purchases and future-proof your investments.

Sarah Danzl

Sarah has been actively involved in the learning space for ten years, leading marketing and communications efforts in both corporate and startup capacities. She currently leads the enterprise communications and content development efforts on Degreed’s product marketing team. Prior to Degreed, Sarah served as the senior customer marketing manager at Xyleme, where she worked closely with Fortune 500 clients to market their learning success and grow their comprehensive author and delivery solutions.

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