How Qantas used the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape Audit to explore if they could better leverage learning to improve business performance and create a more modern and engaging learning experience.
Finding itself subject to increasing industry demand, a global brand agency decided to invest in its 48 managers to equip them to deal with challenges that can arise from periods of rapid and un-forecasted growth.
For any department looking to deliver and embed change and transformation, effective internal communications are essential. Here’s 10 tips to get you on right path and some BOLD suggestions from those who joined us at last month’s CLC Member Meeting.
Martins Couzins talks curation: a process for sense checking and sharing resources in useful, relevant and timely ways.
Check out the shortlist of nominees for Learning Technologies Awards 2017 – it’s a celebration of everything excellent in L&D.
Since 2010 Qantas Airways has benchmarked its learning strategy with Towards Maturity. This year it’s been working to improve business performance, and create a modern and engaging learning experience.
This case study describes how The Marine Learning Alliance (MLA) used e-learning to bring a sea-change in the way that professionals in the marine industry meet their CPD needs whilst at sea.
In this article Laura Overton walks you through the state of play today and the principals behind the concept of the ‘New Learning Organisation’ – first introduced by Senge in 1990.
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 case study describes how NATS used e-learning to engage a new generation of trainee flight controllers and increase the success rate of candidates.
We take a look at the upcoming World of Learning conference and highlight our recommended picks of the show.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.