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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.
Everyone loves winning awards though entering can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Whether you’ve entered this year or are thinking of doing so in the future, Benchmarking your learning strategy can help!
A learning culture enables organisations to learn, innovate and grow, whilst attracting and retaining the best talent. But developing a learning culture is a huge challenge for many organisations. How do you do it?
Evidence shows that user experience is key to instilling ownership in a learner’s routine and delivering business results.
This year’s Learning Benchmark Report, Unlocking Potential, presents our research around five key outcomes: improving efficiency, fine-tuning processes, boosting performance, cultivating agility and influencing culture, that both learning leaders and business leaders are looking to deliver
In Focus: Solving the Compliance Conundrum lifts the lid on how global compliance programmes are evolving and what practices are required to adequately protect organisations
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.
Technology helps L&D professionals deliver efficient learning experiences, faster, at scale. But when it comes to supporting the day to day running of an organisation, is learning having a worthwhile effect on processes?
Towards Maturity launches inaugural study to bring global insights together with local data and help Australia and New Zealand drive industry change within L&D.
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.
Everyone is looking for evidence to make smarter decisions, but data can be overwhelming and even dangerous if you get it wrong. Our Senior Research Analyst explains how methodology ensures Towards Maturity research hits the mark and ensures successful interpretation that helps you make decisions that count.
Teresa Rose from E.ON describes how her team gained deep insights into the way people learn across the organisation, helping them transform their learning strategy.
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Emerald Group further advances its lifelong aim of delivering research with a practical impact.
One thing has remained the same since we started providing benchmarks for learning teams in 2003 – the disparity between the goals of the L&D team and the impact learning is having on the organisation.
New research from Towards Maturity demonstrates how the new approaches to work-based learning are a long term talent investment that can pay out sustainable dividends.
The Towards Maturity Benchmark™ gives L&D leaders a free opportunity to confidentially review their strategy, compare with top performers and identify the tactics they need to unlock potential in their organisation.
Work-based learning offers organisations a unique opportunity to develop, nurture and grow a more qualified workforce who are aligned to their future strategy.
This case study describes how ASADA used e-learning to combat sports doping and revitalise its out-dated doping awareness course, taking a gold for Best use of Learning Technologies to Ensure Compliance at the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards.
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.
When 96% of L&D leaders are looking to technology to help them boost performance, yet only 25% are achieving their goals, it’s time for a rethink.
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?
Workstar joins the Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme to support the changing landscape in Australia.
Learning professionals should be playing a vital role in helping people and organisations thrive in times of change. However, to do this, they must be agile. This article, by LEO’s Imogen Casebourne and Gareth Jones, and Watershed’s Andrew Downes, explains the importance of measuring the impact of learning on business.
When it comes to culture we do not have to be constrained by the past. How can we influence change? Laura Overton continues to outline the tactics that separate the best from the rest.
We are no longer living in a world of change that perhaps L&D can address and even support, but a world of uncertainty, of pure unknowns that could make or break us!
PurpleMedia joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme to help learning teams reap increased agility and engagement.
In an ever changing business environment, how does a Learning & Development function ensure it delivers what the business wants today – while developing employees for tomorrow?
The way in which we acquire and assimilate information has changed in recent years, through technology as well as the rapidly changing world of work. The demand for skills, knowledge and capabilities is high, and removing learners from the workplace to attend formal learning courses isn’t always practical or feasible.
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.
Bray Leino Learning joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme, helping L&D leaders build robust learning cultures with evidence-based research.
The classroom facilitator has a critical role to play in unlocking the potential of digital learning. But are they doing it? In this feature, we look at how L&D is incorporating digital learning and why, along with the role of classroom facilitators in the design, implementation and acceptance of that learning.
If you’re struggling to engage staff with compliance training we invite you to review your compliance strategy and be part of new, innovative research that will help you create a culture of compliance
This case study unfolds how Citi ran a 30-day challenge for staff to #BeMore by learning continuously. The campaign encouraged everyday learning through a series of micro actions embedded into their workflow – leading to several awards for the team.
Bob Little’s eagerly anticipated Movers and Shakers List for 2017 has now been published!
An independent case study on the impact of competency management in Helse Vest, Norway – a state-owned regional health authority.
Global HR and L&D professionals across 22 countries discussed digital transformation, making a case for blended and mobile learning, knowledge management best practices and much more at the 7th annual Speexx Exchange 2016.
How the learning team at AXA demonstrated that big budgets or expensive hardware are not needed to get tangible business impact, using AI, a likeable character and a simple platform.
Learn how organisations can uncover and harness the wealth of knowledge residing in their workforce, and in their extended enterprise.
This research, sponsored by CrossKnowledge, considers how L&D leaders can enable and facilitate the sharing of knowledge across their organisation.
We received a high number of entrants for the Sector Benchmark Group Membership draw worth £1000 and are happy to announce the winner!
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.