Research signposts the route to business transformation

Jan 25, 2018 | Press Release

Equipping L&D with the tools and strategies to deliver performance, productivity, profit and transformation, research with over 700 L&D leaders worldwide will transform the way that L&D adds value to business and how business values learning.

Benchmark research reveals that the journey to learning maturity consists of stages – each with their own complexities and challenges.

With mounting pressure to meet the changing needs of business today, this year’s Health Check data with over 700 L&D professionals shows that L&D must shift the way they operate in order to add new and lasting value. To become a flexible and adaptable organisation that puts learning at the heart of its business – a New Learning Organisation – L&D must first navigate its way through a series of transformations.

Despite being a well-resourced and technology-enabled profession, L&D are still encountering the same management resistance to change. A staggering 58% report that  line managers are reluctant to encourage new ways of learning – up by 4% this year.

Despite organisations spending on average 22% of their budget on learning technology – as reported in ‘L&D: Where are we now?’, the digital transformation of learning is consistently slow.  

To help L&D breakthrough the barriers, new analysis techniques in the Health Check data has been applied to produce ‘The Transformation Curve’. The result is a clear map for L&D professionals to guide their organisations to success which could result in: 24% increase in productivity, 24% increase in customer satisfaction and an 18% reduction in staff turnover.

‘The Transformation Curve’ is available to download here:




About Towards Maturity

Towards Maturity is an independent research company that provides expert advice and support to help organisations accelerate business performance through learning. It leverages the data of its longitudinal Benchmark Study, the largest learning strategy benchmark in the world. Since 2003, over 5,500 organisations and 35,000 learners have contributed to the Towards Maturity Benchmark.

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The Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme is made up of leading learning organisations. They work together as Ambassadors for change, identifying and improving good practice, raising awareness and driving the whole learning industry forward.

Towards Maturity Ambassadors include strategic partner the CIPD, publishing partner Emerald Group Publishing, the founding Ambassadors: Learning Technologies, LEO, Charity Learning Consortium, Acteon, Kallidus and Speexx, plus: Bray Leino Learning, Clear Lessons, Cognician, City and Guilds Kineo, CrossKnowledge, Degreed, Docebo, Dossier, DPG plc, getAbstract, GoodPractice, KPMG, Learning Pool, Lumesse, PurpleMedia, Raytheon Professional Services, Redware, Saba Software, Skillsoft and Workstar. Learn more about Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors at:

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