When there are so many things you could be measuring or reporting on, how do you identify L&D KPIs that the business cares about? Here’s how to turn the heads of your business leaders with metrics that matter.
To join in the fun of #BookLoversDay, here’s 10 books that stood out to us and were recommended by our community that we think every L&D leader should read.
Fuse Universal is a technology company helping enterprise, education and public sector organisations revolutionise online learning, knowledge sharing and communication in the workplace. They invited our CEO and Founder Laura Overton, to talk about our latest annual Benchmark Report, Unlocking Potential, and discuss what the insights mean for today’s learning professionals.
This report presents the evidence for L&D leaders to help understand and consider how best to demonstrate the value that L&D can bring to business leaders and learners.
We take a look at the upcoming World of Learning conference and highlight our recommended picks of the show.
Find out how L&D priorities are shifting in our early analysis of the 2017 Benchmark data.
Just as we thought we were getting a handle on digital disruption, the workforce is onto the next big thing. It’s pretty clear that learning is evolving faster than L&D departments can keep up.
We’re drawing on 14 years of research with over 5,500 L&D leaders so drop in and pick up the keys you need to unlock your potential.
Learning will propel the four critical levers of business success: growth, transformation, productivity and profitability
The New Learning Organisation – a powerful model demonstrating how business and people professionals need to develop a new approach to organisational learning.
In the new world of work, successful organisations need to prioritise four things: growth in competitive markets, transformation, productivity and profitability. What characteristics influence these results?
Laura Overton will be speaking at the Lumesse Learning Lounge on 6 April – a free to attend one-day event offering a wealth of insight and inspiration.
Towards Maturity research has long shown the importance of the relationship between L&D leaders and their learning providers. Yet, only 3 in 5 L&D leaders understand the critical questions that they need to ask of their learning providers.
Learn Appeal is a charity providing e-learning content to remote communities where they don’t have internet access or mains electricity. They also help charities to provide targeted learning resources in their centres.
We booked a table and had a great night out at this year’s Learning Technologies Awards – a celebration of everything excellent in L&D. We share our highlights and feature all the award winners.
Short on time? We’ve consolidated all the major highlights of our report in one concise, relevant summary. Download the full report for free here.
Towards Maturity uses latest benchmark data to present evidence-based tactics that will accelerate change
Lack of progress on learning impact prompts Towards Maturity to provide a new statistical analysis, focusing on evidence-based shortcuts to business success.
Jane Hart is a well-regarded international speaker and writer on modern approaches to workplace learning. Here’s what she had to say about Towards Maturity’s latest Learning Benchmark Report, Unlocking Potential.
What can millennials teach us about supporting learning in the workplace?
Towards Maturity reveals what millennials can teach people professionals about supporting learning in the workplace.
New evidence shows senior executives new approaches can build business agility, sustain success and address talent and capability gaps.
This guide will give you clear guidance about how to do three things: improve the learner journey through formal learning, use technology to improve the effectiveness of face-to-face training and design formal learning to speed up the application of learning.
Winner of ‘Excellence in the Production of Learning Content – Private Sector’ at the 2015 eLearning Awards, this case study focuses on how TalkTalk designed a programme to meet rapidly changing business needs in just 8-weeks.
Terry Clayworth, Manager, Regulated Community Learning,looks at how The Pensions Regulator decided to use e-learning to help them address the challenge of reaching 100,000 trustees in a wide range of large and small businesses.He outlines practical lessons on
Lloyds TSB have been using e-learning in the workplace for many years, they are now mature users of e-learning where it is accepted as ‘the way we do things around here’.
Michelle Ockers illustrates how the mindset, practices and capabilities changed during her time at Coca Cola Amatil.
Successful organisations are engaging in new approaches to learning and performance, but formal learning opportunities need to change. Looking at the learner journey, the role of technology and the role of the classroom trainer, this report aims to build confidence in innovation by learning from the most successful organisations.
A new report shows how the potential business return from innovation in the formal learning experience can be achieved by learning from top performing L&D teams.
Check out the shortlist of nominees for this year’s Learning Technologies Awards – a celebration of everything excellent in L&D.
Towards Maturity are proud to support the World of Learning Show that takes place on 19-20 October 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham. In this guide, we feature what caught our attention as we took a look through the broad range of sessions on offer.
Towards Maturity Enter into research and publication alliance with Emerald Global Publishing Group Ltd
Leading L&D benchmarking business extends reach and research capability in new alliance.
Everyone wants to do their job faster and better. Here’s how the L&D team can help make that a reality in the workplace.
Record numbers of L&D leaders around the world have used the 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark to review their strategy and pick up new ideas for modernising learning. So far, over 80% of them reported that the benchmarking process has provided them with new ideas to inspire action.
One big focus for L&D teams in 2016 is on building behaviours in line with industry regulations. With responsibility for guiding this behavioural change, how can technology help achieve aspirations?
Speexx offers three tips to help today’s L&D teams adapt to the changing dynamic of today’s workforce and its learning methods.
Most of today’s learning leaders want to use technology to drive organisational performance. How do we leverage it more effectively to achieve results?
The pressure is on for L&D leaders – there are plenty of new tools, technologies and even learning models to help improve performance. How do we make smart decisions, build business buy-in and engage learners?
Here’s a quick overview of benchmarking, why you should do it and what you need to get started.
Geoff Chapman of eCom Scotland explores how micro and digital credentials could help L&D teams drive engagement with learning opportunities and demonstrate value.
This case study explores the story of O2 Business to business selling teams adopting the 70:20:10 learning model to change the way their people sold, built confidence and support, and finally embedded these changes into the new way things were done.
Technology is changing the way we work and the speed at which we work. Data is now widely available to inform decision-making, improve operations and increase customer loyalty. How does the modern L&D leader demonstrate value in this new world of work?
Press: Learning Impact Improves When L&D Work in Collaboration with Business, According to Towards Maturity Research
Report shows that L&D leaders are more able to demonstrate the value of learning when they work together with business leaders to solve performance problems.
Towards Maturity will be focusing on how L&D professionals can modernise their L&D strategy at the 2016 Learning Technologies Summer Forum.
With the Learning Technologies Summer Forum coming up next week at London Olympia on 14 June, we want to give you a heads-up on some of the best bits. Here’s what not to miss and where you can find great giveaways.
Press: Research Shows Retailers Are Wedded to Formal Learning at Expense of Embracing Modern Learning Practices
London UK, 25 May 2016: New independent research from Towards Maturity, supported by Kallidus, reveals that the retail sector may be wedded to formal learning and has yet to explore the benefits of social and informal learning despite its growing commitment to investing in learning technologies and building its internal learning team.
Entering awards can be daunting and time-consuming, on top of everyday work. However, they provide a great opportunity for constructive reflection.
What can today’s learning leaders teach us about using evidence to support performance and capability? Marnie Threapleton, Head of Advisory Services at Towards Maturity, informs us during this on-demand webinar.
Louise Pasterfield from Sponge UK explores Towards Maturity data to uncover practical ideas that could inspire change in your organisation.
Mindset, behaviour, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow are all valuable characteristics – but are they being nurtured? Kirsty Greany
Are you going to be in Fort Lauderdale, Denver, Oslo or London and want to meet up? Laura Overton be sharing how to embrace change on both sides of the atlantic in the next 4 weeks, if you are around, it would be great to meet up.
Fit for Purpose, Fit for the Future: Towards Maturity Urges L&D Teams to Champion Performance Improvement
Towards Maturity calls on L&D teams to check their performance now, in order to help them prepare for the future.
The L&D function needs to ensure it has the skills it needs to deliver new learning, as a third of organisations plan to increase their training budget.
Laura Overton caught up with Derek Bruce (Head of International Development, ABN AMRO) ahead of their joint session at the CIPD L&D Show, to discuss some of the key aspects affecting learners and the L&D team today, as well as how we can future-proof our learning strategies.
Award-winning e-learning provider Learning Pool has become a part of Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme, supporting its annual Industry Benchmark Study and joining forces to add value to the corporate learning industry.
Ian Baxter explores how to make mobile learning a success and references 5 great real-life customer examples of how it can be harnessed at the point of need.
How do you move effectively from project to profit? Matthew Borg, Managing Partner at Acteon, helps us see how to #MakeItHappen with these 3 critical stages.
This report presents the evidence for L&D leaders to consider on how to respond to the changing mobility of the workforce, championing new ways of learning and performance to support the new, smarter-working employee.
L&D Playing Catch-up as Workers Adopt New Ways of Working and Learning, Says New Towards Maturity Research
A new report from the independent research organisation reveals that L&D teams are finding themselves trying to keep up, as workers set the pace with new ways of working and learning.
The 2016 Sector Benchmark Report: Embracing Change in Mid-Sized Businesses is available to download at the bottom of this page, thanks to the support of Kallidus.
In February, our CEO and Founder Laura Overton was featured in Training Journal’s ‘Spotlight On…’ series of interviews – if you’re curious about the history of Towards Maturity and how it has become an independent voice in the world of L&D, the article provides some key highlights in our journey and explains why Laura founded the organisation.
Learning Transformation the Number One Priority for Delivering Business Impact, Towards Maturity Reveals
Survey reveals the action priorities of L&D professionals for delivering business impact in the coming year.
Join Towards Maturity and Filtered for this webinar to learn what technology choices today’s learners are making.
Short on time? Towards Maturity’s Industry Benchmark Report scored highly in getAbstract’s summary. Download it here.
Pre-order our reports on 70:20:10 and the Mobile Workforce to receive your copy in your inbox as soon as they become available.
If you want to engage learners and affect compliant behaviour, check out this recorded webinar with SAI Global, for new insights that will help you move things forward
So much on offer…where do you start? Download our Ultimate Guide to Learning Technologies 2016 to make the most of LT16.
Global research and benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity launches a year-long campaign to provide practical insights and resources to help L&D professionals demonstrate the impact of learning.
eXchanges is a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with conference speakers at Learning Technologies on 3-4 February 2016.
We joined the Charity Learning Consortium and over 100 charity sector L&D professionals for their annual conference and awards ceremony at the Grange City Hotel in London. Each presenter challenged us to think differently about our role as L&D leaders. Here are 7 key mindset shifts that L&D needs to make based on the things presented throughout the day.
70% of L&D teams failing to improve business productivity, according to 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study
70% of L&D teams failing to improve business productivity, according to 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark study
London, UK: Today, Towards Maturity announced the findings of a new study sponsored by SAI Global, which found that despite an environment of record regulatory enforcements and personal liability for senior executives, most organisations are still applying a check-box approach to ethics and compliance training and failing to achieve the business goals they set out. This raises serious considerations for companies as they implement their programmes, with ethics and compliance failures continuing to dominate headlines.
Press: Leadership Development Programmes Having Little Business Impact, Towards Maturity Research Shows
Latest research from Towards Maturity shows that L&D teams are failing to develop leadership development programmes that improve individual and business performance.
Jane Daly (M&S) and Hesketh Emden (NHS Property Services) tell us how the Towards Maturity Benchmark impacted their L&D strategies.
See our planned international dates coming up, with Laura Overton presenting on a variety of topics and challenges around the globe.
Do you need to understand how your L&D team shapes up as a business function?
Independent research by Towards Maturity launched at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum reveals that retailers are improving revenue, productivity and behavioural change amongst employees as a result of adopting technology-enabled learning, but there is still more opportunity to be had.
Here’s our feature on the best events and places to connect at the LT Summer Forum.
It’s worth your time, trust us!
In this short video, Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning and Development at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, explains what benchmarking involves and how L&D leaders can use the benchmark process to reflect on current practices and align them with business objectives.
The 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark enables L&D Leaders to gather data on current learning activities to help shape future success
Entering for awards can provide a great opportunity to reflect on your journey so far and share your success.
Latest research from Towards Maturity reveals that mid-sized businesses are failing to capitalise on the benefits of learning technologies, but brings hope by identifying opportunities for success within these organisations.
After a great show, here’s our insights, takeaways and a host of fantastic resources that you’re bound to benefit from.
The eXchanges at this year’s LT15 Conference have gone from strength to strength and were even more popular than in the previous three years.
If you want to work smart and refine your strategy this year, these great seminars will help you find the right ideas, goals and tactics to bring you success in 2015. If you missed them, check out the slides below.
Our 2014-15 Benchmark Modernising Learning: Delivering Results shows that learning innovation done well delivers bottom line results. There is no better way to find out how to do this than booking a few days out to visit Learning Technologies show in London on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th January.
On 30th October, LEO and Towards Maturity collaborated in an exclusive pre-launch event to release the report’s results a week early to senior L&D leaders. The responses collected in this event were included in the final report, contributing more valuable insights into the industry and providing practical and actionable tips.
The Towards Maturity’s 2014 Benchmark Report, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, is causing quite a stir this year.
Read how Howden managed to Get The Edge with their new engineers up and running faster. Read how they worked with eCom Scotland to develop new learning content that produced a host of benefits to Howden, then find out how your organisation can Get The Edge using a tech-enabled strategy.
The Personalised Benchmark Report™ is what sets the Towards Maturity Benchmark apart from any other L&D study.
Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation?
5 industry ‘gurus’ explain why corporate L&D leaders shouldn’t miss Online Educa Berlin!
Winner of the IITT’s instructional designer of the year outlines a new approach to online assessment.
As a Financial Services provider, Legal & General is an obvious target for financial crime. They must minimise the risk of fraud by ensuring that their employees are aware of fraud trends, are able to recognise criminal behaviours, methods and activities and know how to report fraudulent activity.
In this podcast, Julie Wedgwood, Julie Wedgwood Head of ICT Education Training and Development at Cheshire ICT Service outlines how her learning and development team built their skills and confidence with web 2.0 technologies to deliver improved learning services on a tiny budget.
Mark Shelmerdine of Lloyds Banking Group explains how their blended Destination PFA programme is benefiting the organisation
Following an internal review of their induction programme for ‘new to role’ Personal Financial Advisors (PFAs) Lloyds Banking Group (HBOS) knew that something needed to change.
I first met Bert De Coutere at Online Educa Berlin in December 2009. Bert works with IBM Learning Development and heads up their work on learning innovation.
Already published as a case study on our website, this Podcast with Debby Robinson & Emma Kirkwood from Rotherham Metrolitan Borough Council provides practical tips and guidelines for those who may be considering e-learning for the first time.
The BBC is known for it’s award winning learning programmes and have shared many of their lessons with Towards Maturity readers.