Our resources highlight innovative strategies that improve business performance.
Benchmarking is about learning from others. Our resources area is all about helping you apply effective practices, celebrate success and inspiring creativity in your learning and development strategy.
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.
Every year over $400billion is spent on corporate learning globally, yet only 15% is proven to stick. Investments in learning are continuing to grow year on year but performance impact is not changing. The industry is still struggling to provide real proof of impact, in fact, for the first time the Towards Maturity Index is tracking a significant decline. This is causing leaders to have low confidence levels in L&D.
Having clear evidence is a vital starting point in identifying where improvement is needed and backing up your business case for change. We spoke with Emma Smith, Head of Talent at FirstPort Limited, a residential property management company. She had used the Towards Maturity Learning Health Check in a previous role and has now brought this tool to her new organisation in order to help transform their workplace learning culture.
Towards Maturity Learning Health Check provides an ideal starting point for organisations wanting to improve their development, by giving clear evidence and comparisons with high-performing learning cultures. To get a real idea of how the Health Check has a proven business impact, we spoke with Robin Lilly, Capabilities and Leadership Development Director of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, to hear his experiences.
The L&D profession is under pressure to transform and become future-fit in order to stay ahead of the demands of work and workers. The profession is finding it hard to influence and allow their expertise to gain traction, with 78% of L&D professionals saying that their leaders have traditional expectations of L&D that are difficult to challenge.
We always talk about the benefits of undergoing Towards Maturity’s Learning Health Check and using statistics to emphasise the effects of benchmarking, but what does its real impact look like on a business? We interviewed Nebel Crowhurst, Head of People Experience at River Island, to find out what role the Towards Maturity Health Check played in helping her develop her organisation into one that facilitates a high-performing learning culture.
This recorded webinar provides a case study from Vodafone and PurpleMedia following their success in designing and implementing a credible and impactful learning solution surrounding diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
Today, over 98% of organisations are on a mission to transform the impact of their learning strategy and the majority of L&D leaders are focusing on accelerating digital because they believe it holds the key to help more people increase their performance.
In 2018, 93% of learning practitioners wanted to increase employee engagement with learning, but only 27% were successful. With less than a third meeting this goal, it is important to explore how an exemplar organisation turned their learning strategy on its head to achieve just that. Read more about how Mitchells & Butlers teamed up with Kineo to become Gold award winners at Learning Technologies Awards 2018.
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