Our independent research provides evidence for new learning approaches that improve business performance.

Towards Maturity provides comprehensive, regularly updated research on workplace learning. Our range of reports, infographics and slide decks will help you understand the latest workplace learning trends, providing practical guidance on how to drive individual and organisational performance.

Research we offer

Annual Benchmark Reports

Free reports providing a wealth of research data on the impact of learning innovation in the workplace.

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Sector Benchmark Reports

In-depth reports looking at how one particular sector is experiencing breakthroughs and challenges.

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In-Focus Reports

In-depth topical reports that provide insights and practical advice to help L&D teams make an impact.

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The Learner Voice

A series of unique reports looking at how people learn in order to do their jobs. Challenge your assumptions.

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Who can benefit from our research?

Our research is designed to be accessible to all levels of professionals who are responsible for individual, team and organisational performance. Our insights and practical guidance are used to help improve day to day performance issues as well as inform organisation-wide learning strategies.

Where does our data come from?

Towards Maturity research is generated from two sources: our annual Benchmark Study and our Learning Landscape Study. Since 2003, our Benchmark has gathered data from over 5,500 L&D professionals. Over 35,000 people have been through the Learning Landscape Audit, delivering insights on how employees around the world are learning for work.

Latest research

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.

In Focus: Driving Performance & Productivity

In Focus: Driving Performance & Productivity

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.

Turning data into actionable insights, equipping L&D for the future

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