Unlocking potential in Australasia

Oct 20, 2017 | Annual Benchmark Reports, Featured, General, Research

In the first of our regional benchmark studies we consider the aspirations of learning leaders in Australia and New Zealand and the extent to which they are being met, the extent to which learning is underpinned by technology and the challenges faced.

Since launching on October 23, Laura Overton, CEO of Towards Maturity, has covered over 20,000 miles and three cities in three weeks with the new research. So what did we learn?

Australasia is a region hungry for change and keen to experiment. Facing similar challenges they have lessons to share and we have lessons to learn from one another. Top Deck around the globe are led by those passionate for making a difference to business results, they use technology to achieve the end result rather than an end in itself and are continuous learners, willing to adapt and flex with the business.

Check out some of the feedback from the report launch webinar with The AITD, breakfast briefings, 121s with organisations in the region including Top Deck and hundreds of local conversations. Download the report to make your own conclusions:

  • Manda‏ @_iismanda: @lauraoverton’s stats on the panel are epic. I cannot wait to read the @TowardsMaturity report #PSKevents
  • Elizabeth R: ‏ @InaGuddle Top Deck companies consistently better at delivering what matters to business – @lauraoverton @TowardsMaturity #aitdwebinar Be inspired!
  • Megan P: Thanks for a great overview Laura, I’m looking forward to reading the report in detail and reflecting on how I can implement it in my own professional practice
  • Michelle O: Looking forward to more thinking, discussion and most importantly action around this research

What is driving change in L&D in Australasia today?

Technological disruption, market pressures and shifts in consumer expectations are all influencing the way that organisations in Australia and New Zealand think about the way they do business and connect with their customers. This report dives further into the L&D landscape for Australia and New Zealand and Specifically aims to provide the evidence for organisations in Australasia to:

  • Drive the transformation of their learning and development and integrate it into the workplace
  • Leverage learning technologies more effectively.

Within this report we present a comparison of the state of workplace learning in Australia and New Zealand with the ‘Top Deck’ – those companies worldwide that are achieving the

best results from modernisation of their learning strategy. It provides the evidence for L&D leaders to stay ahead of the game – e-enabling their learning strategy to support organisational transformation. We explore the tactics that can lead to a lasting shift to a holistic ‘learning culture’ and provide recommendations backed by the strongest evidence of success.

What you will learn in this report:

  • How Australasia is comparing with the top learning companies across the world
  • Hints and tips from the ‘Top Deck’ to provide an actionable Job Aid for the busy L&D professionals
  • Insights into the use of learning technologies in learning and development
  • How the Towards maturity model can enhance business performance
  • What those responsible for workplace learning and development can do to improve efficiency, fine-tune business processes, boost business performance
  • Benefits of implementing a digital learning strategy
  • Practical insights to implement into an L&D action plan for 2018

Data for this report is drawn from:

  • The Towards Maturity 2016 Benchmark™ research with over 600 L&D leaders, reported in Unlocking Potential (www.towardsmaturity.org/2016benchmark), free to download thanks to the support of Towards Maturity Ambassadors.
  • Data from over 120 learning professionals in Australia and New Zealand who took part in a Towards Maturity Benchmark between May 2016 and July 2017.

This report is sponsored by the following organisations. By downloading this report, you confirm that you’re happy for your details to be passed to the report sponsors, , for the purposes of receiving information on relevant products and services. If you do not wish for your details to be passed on, simply contact us for a copy of the PDF.

Kineo  |  Good Practice  |  ITC Learning  |  SABA    Workstar

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This report is sponsored by Kineo, with GoodPractice, ITC Learning, Saba and Workstar. By downloading this report, you confirm that you’re happy for your details to be passed to the lead sponsor Kineo only, for the purposes of receiving information on relevant products and services. If you do not wish for your details to be passed on, simply contact us for a copy of the PDF.

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