Embracing Change: Fast Facts

Get the headline figures from the 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report before you read the full report. L&D have high aspirations for their role: Approximately 9 out of 10 are seeking a wide range of benefits, but those relating to improvements in training efficiency...

Embracing Change: The L&D Leader’s Perspective

Dave Buglass, Head of Capability and Learning at Tesco Bank ‘The most significant question for an HR professional to ask a business leader is, “How can I help you deliver what’s really important to the business?”’   “For the last 20 years, I...

Driving Performance in a Knowledge Economy: The Secret Sauce for People Professionals

In the new world of business, continual learning is essential for organisational and individual success. HR and L&D have a critical role to play. But are we ready? This session presented by Laura Overton at [email protected] 2015 in Sydney, explored insights gained from...

The 3 Needs of Corporate Learning, Part 3: L&D Team Needs

In the lead up to the launch of the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Report on 5th November, we’ll be exploring three areas of need for corporate learning that have emerged from the data we’ve analysed this year. They are the needs of the business, its learners and its...

10 Hidden Secrets of Top Performing L&D Teams

Accelerated change, moving technologies, globally diverse audiences, increasing demand. We’ve been talking about these and other pressures that senior L&D leaders face for decades. The trouble is that the pressures are not going away. Today’s L&D leaders must...

Transforming L&D: How to Build the Right Skills for Success

We grapple with the continuing issue of building skills in the L&D team, offering advice on how to get started and make progress. Learning and development teams have big aspirations to transform learning and performance in their organisations, but there are big...

Bringing Learning to the Boardroom

Many L&D leaders today struggle to engage the C-level in their organisations, meaning that it can be difficult to get learning on the boardroom agenda. Here are crowdsourced ideas from L&D leaders on how to use evidence more effectively to bring the subject of...

7 Practical Tips for Building the Skills of Your L&D Team

Whether you are an individual or team of 100, one thing is clear: times are changing and the skills in our L&D teams need to evolve.  New learning models, constantly changing technology tools and an increasing demand from customers means that there is often...

What is Influencing the Future of L&D?

You are wrong if you are expecting me to start crystal-ball gazing to identify the future shape of corporate learning and development. At Towards Maturity, we’re in the privileged position of being able to share some early insights into real evidence of how...

Tips from Top Deck Learning Companies

Four Top Deck learning companies share tips for getting started and going deeper. One of the benefits of benchmarking with Towards Maturity is our focus on improving performance of the L&D team. We can help you compare the outputs of your modernised learning...
The Learner Voice: Part 2

The Learner Voice: Part 2

The Learner Voice series aims to help L&D leaders challenge their assumptions about workplace learning and to identify new opportunities to connect with and engage their staff. Direct Learner insights have been drawn from the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape...

Gaining Global Buy-in: New Learning Research Insights

  Read 6 tips for global L&D leaders and our latest findings on learning strategy in global organisations.    With businesses and brands becoming more global, teams are often dispersed around the world. Because the work environment is volatile,...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Communities of Practice

A conversation eXchange with Kandy Woodfield, Director of Learning at NatCen Social Research With such fast-moving and far reaching technological change, the way in which NatCen gather social research data is changing beyond recognition. Gone are the days of doorstep...

Infographic: The DNA of a Top Deck L&D Team

The 2014 Towards Maturity Benchmark takes a fresh look at the learning leaders – the Top Deck (those in the top 10% of the Towards Maturity Index). Across the board, these organisations are more than twice as likely to achieve the benefits they seek from a modernised...

More Than Blended Learning

Thursday, January 15th 2015 saw the launch of More Than Blended Learning, a portfolio of resources and services aimed at learning professionals looking to design world-class learning interventions. The portfolio includes a new book by leading learning design expert...

Two Great Seminars You Missed at LT15

If you want to work smart and refine your strategy this year, these great seminars will help you find the right ideas, goals and tactics to bring you success in 2015. If you missed them, check out the slides below. How to get your L&D team in tip top condition for...

L&D Benchmarks: Discover the Actions that Get Results

At the start of 2015 our thoughts turn to preparing for the year ahead. L&D leaders around the globe are clearly concerned about they add value; how can they support rapid change in business and respond faster to it, ensuring that their teams are equipped for...

Senior L&D Leaders React to the 2014 Benchmark Findings

On 30th October, LEO and Towards Maturity collaborated in an exclusive pre-launch event to release the report’s results a week early to senior L&D leaders. The responses collected in this event were included in the final report, contributing more valuable insights...

12 Top Deck Tips for Christmas

Find out what our Top Deck – the top 10% of L&D organisations who are delivering the biggest results from this year’s annual benchmark report Modernising Learning:Delivering Results – do better than anyone else to achieve success.   The...

“The Learning Challenge” by Nigel Paine

In his recent book1 Nigel Paine looks at The Learning Challenge. We invited him to comment on the Towards Maturity 2014-15 Benchmark Report. In this guest blog, he explores 5 areas of synergy with the findings of the Towards Maturity 2014 Benchmark Report:...

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