Why “all in one” learning tech is a myth
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 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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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.