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.
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 brand-new report uncovers new insight into the most effective ways to improve formal learning by exploring what successful organisations are doing differently.
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.
The ability to change behaviour through habit creation is crucial to becoming a top performing organisation, particularly as learners have the skills to build new capabilities quickly and ‘unbuild’ old behaviours that are no longer relevant. But how do you actually create habits in the workplace?
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.
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 new report, In Focus Driving Performance & Productivity: Why Learning Organisations propel and sustain more impact, supported by the CIPD, investigates how L&D in high performing organisations connect with business leaders, engage learners, and in turn promote a culture of inclusion.
4 lessons from charity sector organisations with high learner engagement that help you improve productivity, staff retention, and organisational culture.
This unparalleled time of change for organisations offers a great opportunity for L&D to shift from delivering courses to delivering strategic value. This report maps out the destination – and the roadmap of how to get there.
The modern learner makes fast decisions about how and where they will learn – but with content still a major barrier for today’s learners, how does the modern L&D leader provide and facilitate good choices?
As we look towards a new year it is important for us to reflect on the current state of the L&D landscape and understand what success in business looks like in a constant world of change and disruption.
In our latest report we’re sharing the tactics that L&D teams can use to support innovation and deliver excellence in leadership programmes.
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.
Find out how L&D priorities are shifting in our early analysis of the 2017 Benchmark data.
Understanding of the tactics that support innovative, technology-enabled compliance training, this report aims to build confidence in people and risk professionals balancing the needs of the individual with the demands of the regulator.
Work-based learning offers organisations a unique opportunity to develop, nurture and grow a more qualified workforce who are aligned to their future strategy.
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?
Learn how organisations can uncover and harness the wealth of knowledge residing in their workforce, and in their extended enterprise.
Learning innovation, done well, delivers results that can support sustainable, agile workplaces. Using data collected from over 600 L&D leaders and 5,000 learners from around the globe the annual study turns insights into strategies that L&D professionals can use to improve results within their organisations.
What can millennials teach us about supporting learning in the workplace?
This report is a new addition to Towards Maturity’s longitudinal research series, investigating trends in modern learning practices at work, with a focus on the priorities of the C-suite – the most senior executives in each organisation.
An obituary provides an opportunity to reflect on the good and bad of the past, knowing that we can’t turn back the clock. But what if we had the opportunity to read an obituary before the end, when we still have time to do something differently?
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.
The rapid pace of change and the impact of new, disruptive technologies on existing markets mean that business models within this sector have to be highly responsive and adaptable to thrive. L&D leaders within IT and Telecoms (ITT) businesses need to deliver flexible training solutions to meet rapidly changing business needs and are forging a path where others will follow. This report is free to download thanks to the support of Raytheon Professional Services
The 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study has been completed. 600 L&D leaders from 48 countries took part and the feedback has been fantastic.
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?
This report provides powerful evidence to help senior management and L&D teams in the retail sector to ensure that their learning experiences lead to closer alignment to business goals and greater learning results for its employees.
This report is free to download, thanks to the support of our Strategic Partner, the CIPD.
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.
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.
This brand-new In-Focus report from Towards Maturity and Charles Jennings provides fresh evidence looking at the actions behind the numbers and the impact on performance.
Latest research sheds light on what motivates learners to invest in online learning.
The 2015-16 Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report looks at how learning and business leaders can embrace change in order to improve performance.
The 2015 Sector Benchmark Report for Mid-Sized Businesses (MSBs) is available to download at the bottom of this page. Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Kallidus.
This unique piece of research highlights how to shift compliance training from ‘tick in a box’ to an active, compliant culture.
Within the Energy and Utilities sector expectations are high and L&D are looking for tangible results and business impact from their programmes. However, many programmes fail to achieve their potential, despite high levels of investment.
Brought to you through the support of our Ambassador KPMG, Excellence in Leadership Development aims to provide independent evidence that will help organisations understand the role of technology in leadership development and how to improve the impact of learning innovation.
Download this updated Towards Maturity In-Focus report at the bottom of this page for seven habits to help you align learning to business.
Learn seven strategies that help L&D leaders build staff engagement.
The 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark closed this summer after 600 L&D leaders from 55 countries used the review process to reflect on their current strategies and improve the performance of their L&D teams. The full findings were released on 5th November during a webinar in conjunction with the Learning and Skills Group – download the report here.
The 2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors.
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.
The Learner Voice series aims to help L&D leaders challenge their assumptions about workplace learning and to identify new opportunities to connect with and engage their staff.
New CIPD/Towards Maturity research looks at the skills gaps that need to be addressed if L&D are to respond more effectively to change.
Practical tips and checklists for building competency in your organisation.
Go To the bottom of this page to the ‘Related Download’ section to get your free copy of Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, the 2014-15 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study. We are proud to announce the 2014-15 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results.
Fast facts from the 2014-15 Benchmark Study are here. Share these on Twitter and add your comments on LinkedIn in our New Learning Benchmarks group.
Nine tips for optimising talent in your organisation.
How does technology-enabled learning in Australasia differ from the UK, and what lessons can we learn from each other?
Powerful research from nearly 500 hundred organisations shows how mobile technology can be successfully incorporated into the workplace.
According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.
The Towards Maturity New Learning Agenda shows that whilst formal learning programmes in the workplace are certainly not redundant, there is a need to transform the way that they are delivered.
July 2015 – THIS REPORT HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED, PLEASE GO HERE FOR the LATEST VERSION
The new Towards Maturity Sector Benchmark Report – Innovative Learning in the Charity Sector – launched today shines the spotlight on the impact and benefits that charitable organisations are realising from implementing learning technologies.
The Learner Voice is a new Towards Maturity series designed to help L&D managers challenge their assumptions about workplace learning and to identify new opportunities to connect with and engage their staff. In part 1 we look at how 2,000 learners in the private sector are learning what they need to do their jobs!
Download ‘Driving Innovation in Dealership Training’ today from related download section at the bottom of this page.
Today’s successful workplaces are fast moving, global and digital. Learning innovation, done well, delivers results that can support sustainable, agile workplaces. Business and learning leaders alike need to expect more.
In Towards Maturity’s new In-Focus Report we look at the massive importance of integrating learning into the workplace and the vital position that technology has to play in this role.
Compliance training is viewed by organisations as an area in which technology can deliver a big win. Why have face-to-face sessions when you can provide engaging, cheaper and more personalised content online?
Companies in the Professional Services sector were amongst the 500 contributors to the Towards Maturity 2012-13 Benchmark review.
A new In-Focus Report from Towards Maturity introduces the new Towards Maturity Alignment Index to help you Be the Best in supporting workplace priorities.
The new Towards Maturity In-Focus Paper sheds light on how to use online experiential learning to build skills at work.
Fifty companies in the Finance and Insurance sector were amongst the 500 contributors to the Towards Maturity 2012-13 Benchmark reviews.
New Benchmark study to support effective learning innovation in the automotive sector. Take part today (open until 30th June 2013). Follow progress and latest news under #bethebest13.
Download the new 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark today from related download section at the bottom of this page. Towards Maturity are proud to launch our 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark, which outlines a New Learning Agenda for business and learning leaders to share to deliver 21st century learning that supports the priorities of 21st century learners and organisations.
Over 70% of companies are planning to implement mobile learning in the next 2 years according to Towards Maturity’s research.
New infographic illustrates e-learning benchmark findings to help you set targets and learning strategy for 2013.
Towards Maturity released a new In-Focus report on the 4th of July, supported by our Founding Ambassador, Epic, as part of their Forward Thinking Series.
Our thanks go to the 500 plus respondents from 37 different countries who contributed to the 2012 Toward Maturity Benchmark Study – drawn from 466 organisations that represent well over 2 million employees and in charge of a training budget of well over £850m. These figures give the Report a truly substantial set of foundations from which to work!
Leadership development: Out of the classroom & into the workplace
Our thanks go to a record 600 organisations who contributed to the 2011 Toward Maturity Benchmark Study – a 50% increase in the number of 2010 participants.
A record 400 participants across the private, public and not for profit sectors contributed to the Towards Maturity 2010 Benchmark – the 4th in a longitudinal research series looking at trends in the use of learning technologies in the workplace.
Accelerating Performance, the 2010-11 Towards Maturity Benchmark was launched on 25th of November 2010 and can be downloaded for free below.
Everyone is talking about using learning technologies to help deliver more with less but how does your experience compare with others?
Driving Business Benefits – the UK’s comprehensive review of Learning Technologies at work was launched on the 28th January 2009.
Three out of four employers who use e-learning for staff training plan to significantly increase their use of informal networks over the next three years, according to e-skills UK research into e-based learning published today. The research was undertaken on behalf of the Skills for Business network of 25 Sector Skills Councils.
This is one of the original reports on successful e-learning implementation that contributed to the development of the Towards Maturity research findings. It explored the common business factors that contribute to e-learning success within european organisations. 15 successful organisations took part from diverse sectors and feedback was gathered from over 2000 learners within those businesses