In Focus: Bridging the Divide

May 31, 2018 | Featured, General, In-Focus Reports, Research

At a time when L&D are talking about UX and learner centric design more than ever before, their staff have unprecedented access to technology and communities.

This report will reveal the extent to which L&D are getting closer to their learner’s needs or are failing to meet the increasing expectations of their modern, continuously learning workforce.

About this report

Despite increasing mobility of today’s learner and 68% of learners wanting to learn ‘on the go’, only one third of L&D agree that their learners can choose to learn at places convenient to them.

A lack of understanding of what motivates learners is at the heart of the communications divide – for example, 69% are learning to further their career, but only 20% of L&D support career development or personal job goals.

In today’s digital workplace, always-on technology offers new challenges to learning and development professionals catering for the evolving needs of the modern workforce. What’s more, that workforce is increasingly clear and vocal about what they want and need.

Covered in this report

The Learning Divide

  • How do people learn what they need?
  • How do L&D respond?
  • What are L&D doing with technology?

The Communication Conflict

  • When is it convenient to learn?
  • Access on the move
  • Mounting frustration

Bridging the Divide

  • Building a customer activated learning strategy
  • Evidence based recommendations

Data for this report is drawn from:

► The Towards Maturity 2017 Benchmark™ research with data from over 700 global L&D leaders, reported in The Transformation Curve (www.towardsmaturity.org/transformation2018), which is free to download thanks to the support of Towards Maturity Ambassadors.

► Data from the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape™ research, gathered online during 2017 from a sample of over 10,000 learners.

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