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We held eight round table discussions with global industry experts on our LT stand in conjunction with Training Journal. Read all the key takeaways.
How can you stay current in your field when work, jobs, and even professions are constantly changing?
We all know the only constant is change. We are seeing that in our politics, our businesses, our climate… technology, relationships, industry sectors and so much more. In a world where everything is evolving and jobs that weren’t even invented ten years ago are recruiting, how can you possibly be ready for the rest of your career?
The Learning Technologies show was busy this year with 100s of suppliers of technology solutions, alongside traditional L&D providers, all vying for the attention of passing visitors.
As organisations turn to mobile solutions to help their staff access learning resources on the go, they will be facing the issue of whether to develop bespoke applications or simply ensure that their content can be viewed effectively via a mobile browser.
We are in the Social Age of learning, where the bywords are agility and engagement, where formal experiences are less valuable than applied ones, where traditional models of authority and expertise are subverted by more social methodologies that rely on communities and sharing.
Learning transfer is key to ensure that there is behavioural change in the workplace so that people can do whatever is needed when they get back to the work. There is a need to avoid the training sessions where people may have got the knowledge, but not the change for when they are back at work.
Networking has always been a source of real value to organisations. Networks are so much more adaptable to change than rigid structures, and technology can amplify and enable existing networks. However, if you don’t give people the reason to connect and collaborate, there can be resistance to ‘yet another’ technology – ‘it’s just one more thing to do’.
Organisations are always looking to become more agile or innovative and in L&D we are all focused on supporting employees to be more engaged.
Cegos joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme to support the provision of independent, global data to inform L&D thinking.
With 2017 well and truly underway, we’re offering everyone the chance to get the best start to 2017 with a free Personalised Benchmark Report and a chance to win £1,000 worth of Sector Benchmark Group membership at LT17!
Embracing the principles behind growth mindset thinking are more likely to lead us to a breakthrough this year. In this article, Laura Overton encourages all learning professionals to think bigger and reflect on what you can do next.
The Exchange Programme provides a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with conference speakers at Learning Technologies on 1-2 February 2017.
Towards Maturity will be at stand H24 of the Learning Technologies Exhibition this year. Read on to find out what we’re up to, download our Ultimate Guide and be in for a chance to win £1,000 worth of Sector Benchmark Group membership at the show.
On 17 November, we launched our annual Learning Benchmark Report – Unlocking Potential. At the VIP preview, we asked people how the insights shared in this year’s report can help businesses get more out of learning. Hear what they have to say and see who’s blogged about the report so far.
We are pleased to announce that Dossier Solutions have joined us as our first Norwegian Ambassador.
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.
Early in 2015, Vodafone UK introduced a mobile platform that radically changed their approach to both learning and internal communications across their Retail estate. The result had a direct impact on business.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
Is it me, or are we hurtling through the year at an alarming rate of knots?
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.
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.
Early indicators from this year’s Benchmark show that L&D leaders want to support staff where it matters most – directly in the workplace. The vast majority (91%) of those who benchmarked early this year are looking to integrate learning into the workflow. That is a rise up from 80% last year- so how do we make that work?
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?
The average Millennial employee only stays with a single employer for an average of three years. A business that isn’t making the most of the opportunities that this bright new talent provides will ultimately fall behind, so being able to overcome the Millennial challenge is vital. What can L&D do?
Speexx offers three tips to help today’s L&D teams adapt to the changing dynamic of today’s workforce and its learning methods.
This case study concentrates on one particular form of information security, one born from a lack of awareness of the consequences emerging from a lack of judgement of email attachments sent outside the organisation, leaving laptops without password access or even talking shop outside office hours in a public place
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?
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
We ran a workshop at the 2016 LT Summer Forum on how L&D leaders can demonstrate value. Here’s what 100 practitioners came up with.
Here’s a quick overview of benchmarking, why you should do it and what you need to get started.
The 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study has been completed. 600 L&D leaders from 48 countries took part and the feedback has been fantastic.
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?
Preparing for the future of learning – Practitioner tips from the CIPD L&D show
At the CIPD L&D show last month Laura Overton (Towards Maturity) and Derek Bruce (ABN AMRO) discussed how L&D staff can prepare for the future of learning. The L&D profession has come a long way in the past five years. We are better able to create engaging online content, more aware of technology enabled learning, and are working to ensure they are more aligned to the needs of the business. Still, there is more to be done, and we as L&D know it.
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.
We caught up with Occupational Psychologist Gary Luffman of Think.Change! at the CIPD Conference to find out more about how applying the fundamentals of learning science could impact learner behaviour.
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.
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.
Modern Business is becoming more global, fast paced, complex and fluid. Modern staff are increasingly connected, curious, tech-savvy and self directed. Are today’s L&D teams prepared for what that means for learning in the future? Here’s 9 tips inspired by Top Deck L&D teams.
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.
This report is free to download, thanks to the support of our Strategic Partner, the CIPD.
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.
Read on for our recommended stops at the fast approaching CIPD Learning & Development Show at London Olympia. We highlight some of the best bits coming up – here’s what not to miss and where you can find great giveaways. If you’re looking to make the most of your valuable time at the show, we’ve got the schedule for you.
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.
Making an impact with learning and development has been the bedrock of our research programme since 2003. How can L&D impact both organisational and business performance and what are the tactics of the most successful organisations?
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.
L&D is changing so rapidly and so profoundly that no-one in the profession can afford to let their professional development slide. Here’s 37 tips from Laura Overton for keeping yourself on the cutting edge.
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.
Nigel Harrison is a performance consultant with over 30 years’ experience in helping organisations to set up internal consulting groups using workshops, coaching and problem solving. At the CLC Members’ Seminar on 17 March 2016, we were inspired by his thoughts on how to improve performance consulting skills. Aimee Young writes about how learning leaders can challenge the ‘quick fix’ syndrome when being asked to come up with business solutions.
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.
A note from Laura Overton: ” We invited Clive Sheperd, author of More than Blended Learning to share this guest blog as part of our #MakeItHappen campaign. Clive has been a long-standing supporter of Towards Maturity providing independent insights that have ensured our reseach continues to evolve. We wholeheartedly endorse the challenges he is making to the industry and establishing a professional attitude is an essential element of equipping our teams for change’
ERR took two golds for Best Simulation or Virtual Environment and Best E-learning Project – Private Sector, as well as a collection of silver and bronze trophies for Team of the Year and Best Blended Learning. In this case study, we explore how they did it and what we can learn from them.
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.
This case study on a Top Deck learning organisation details how the L&D team worked with business leaders to overcome the challenges of a changing business strategy and a diverse structure to implement a more unified strategy, leading to global business gain and influence.
Laura Overton shares five areas where L&D teams can make a real impact in 2016, along with a new challenge to L&D leaders.
Read this case study for 7 takeaways from this award-winning intervention for transforming customer service training at Transport for London.
Short on time? Towards Maturity’s Industry Benchmark Report scored highly in getAbstract’s summary. Download it here.
Global learning expert Charles Jennings teams up with research and benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity to debunk myths surrounding the 70:20:10 model for organisational learning.
Research on more than 2,000 potential workers reveals the gulf between learner aspirations and the experience of learning in the workplace.
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.
Building a learning culture that impacts individual and business performance is the holy grail of most L&D leaders. How do we shift the mindset of business leaders and learners- especially when they are scattered around the globe? How do we transition from delivering online courses to creating an environment that stimulates sharing, communication and learning as a matter of course?
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.
Latest research sheds light on what motivates learners to invest in online learning.
Everyone is talking about using learning innovation to help deliver more with less but how does your approach compare with others? Does it really deliver? Here is the history behind the Towards Maturity Impact indicators, along with 3 tips for using them to build business buy-in.