The Transformation Journey – 2019 Annual Research Report

Feb 14, 2019 | Annual Benchmark Reports, Featured, General, Research

This annual report directly follows the publication of The Transformation Curve: The L&D journey to deliver lasting business impact, released in January 2018.  Here we discuss barriers in L&D’s transformation journey from the left to the right of the curve.

This year marks Towards Maturity’s 15th anniversary, over which time our research programme has gathered longitudinal evidence from all stakeholders in the learning process; allowing participants to understand how decisions in the past have affected the present, and to make informed recommendations for the future.

About this report

We live and work in an environment that seems more uncertain every day.  It is critical that learning and business leaders work together effectively to navigate this deep uncertainty.  As we enter 2019, this report explores where the L&D profession is today, identifies the there more prevalent barriers to a successful learning strategy, and shows how to overcome these and continue a successful learning transformation journey.

 

Covered in this report

Key insights for business leaders:

  • Learning innovation delivers over 9% improvement in organisation growth, transformation, profit and productivity.

Those with a high performing learning culture are:

  • 8x more likely to report organisational agility
  • 6x more influencing culture
  • 5x more productive

Key insights for learning leaders:

29% of learning leaders are overwhelmed and under skilled, the biggest challenges to learning transformation being:

  • Digital disruption
  • Culture resistance
  • L&D readiness

Data for this report is drawn from:

  • The Towards Maturity 2018 Health Check research with over 700 L&D leaders, which is free to complete thanks to the support of Towards Maturity Ambassadors.

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The Towards Maturity Health Check study is an internationally recognised longitudinal study on the effective implementation of learning innovation based on the input of 7,500+ participants and 50,000 learners gathered since 2003. Towards Maturity continuously surveys and studies how people learn at work and the impact this has on organisational performance. By turning data into insights and insights into action, this research is used to help L&D leaders assess and improve the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of their learning provision.

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Featured content

3 old habits that L&D need to leave behind in 2019

3 old habits that L&D need to leave behind in 2019

We have reached a pivotal point in the development of the L&D industry, where we need to make some hard decisions and critical changes if we are to remain effective. The actions we are taking at present, are often ineffective as they rarely create any lasting business impact. Right now, we are failing to show the value we possess to business leaders and lacking credibility with learners. So our approach to learning needs to adapt along with the times as we embrace the new year!

3 secrets for ensuring behaviour change in 2019

3 secrets for ensuring behaviour change in 2019

The point of learning in the workplace is to ultimately establish and develop skills within learners that help organisations to adapt and thrive. Saying that, with only 15% of L&D professionals reporting to have noticed positive changes in staff behaviour, it is clear that the extent to which learning is having an impact on subsequent actions is insufficient.1 The very nature of the L&D role is to instill new knowledge and behaviours into learners which they can apply in order to do their jobs more efficient and effectively. But at present this is lacking. So how do we ensure the behaviour of our learners change and learning is applied in practice?

Culture – is evidence-based L&D our silent witness?

Culture – is evidence-based L&D our silent witness?

Since launching our latest market insight, culture has been the most topical and provoked the more curiosity, yet, only 1 in 5 organisations manage to create a high performing learning culture today, and out of those that do, only 2 in 3 are successful in maintaining it. Although it seems only a few are able to sustain this level of success, it is definitely worth the effort, as learning cultures can result in 9x higher impact on engagement and performance.

3 fresh ideas to reinvigorate busy learners in 2019

3 fresh ideas to reinvigorate busy learners in 2019

Every day your employees face dozens of clients, managers, reports and projects competing for their attention. With 55% of workers saying they lack time to learn, it is clear heading into 2019 that we need to apply some fresh forward-thinking to recapture the attention of the learners and revive their passion for learning.

More research

Professionalising learning and development: The CIPD’s new Profession Map and key L&D development needs

Professionalising learning and development: The CIPD’s new Profession Map and key L&D development needs

In a world in which the nature of work, the workplace and workforce are changing at a relentless pace, organisations must respond to change. In the context of such rapid change Learning and Development (L&D) functions play a vital role. The transformation of organisations demands the transformation of L&D practitioners, however many L&D teams are struggling to change.

Driving Leadership Capability

Driving Leadership Capability

Drawing on 15 years of experience and independent data from over 700+ L&D professionals, 10,000+ learners and 200+ L&D leaders that took part in our 2018 Leadership Pulse survey, Towards Maturity and Skillsoft set to uncover real evidence to highlight where the best opportunities are to develop leadership capabilities.

L&D’s Relationship with Data

L&D’s Relationship with Data

What does L&D’s relationship with data look like today? With over 150 L&D leaders from a variety of sectors and organisations of all sizes taking part in the Towards Maturity L&D Data Pulse, this report analyses why it is important to use data effectively and outlines pathways to success and real impact.

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