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.
This case study on a Top Deck learning organisation details how the L&D team worked with business leaders to overcome the challenges of a changing business strategy and a diverse structure to implement a more unified strategy, leading to global business gain and influence.
If you are planning to transform learning in 2016, we’re offering a free gift to help you make the best decisions for the year ahead.
Several Top Deck Learning companies are sharing at Learning Technologies this year – learn from the best!
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?”’
The 2015-16 Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report looks at how learning and business leaders can embrace change in order to improve performance.
Get the headline figures from the 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report before you read the full report.
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?
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 L&D leaders.
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 align learning to needs, move quickly to improve performance, and add value. They are increasingly looking to technology to help.
We grapple with the continuing issue of building skills in the L&D team, offering advice on how to get started and make progress.
Jane Daly (M&S) and Hesketh Emden (NHS Property Services) tell us how the Towards Maturity Benchmark impacted their L&D strategies.
The 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark closed this summer after 600 L&D leaders from 55 countries used the review process to reflect on their current strategies and improve the performance of their L&D teams. The full findings were released on 5th November during a webinar in conjunction with the Learning and Skills Group – download the report here.
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 learning into the boardroom.
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.
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 L&D leaders see the future unfolding.
Four Top Deck learning companies share tips for getting started and going deeper.
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.
Yesterday, LinkedIn announced that they had entered into an agreement to acquire online learning company lynda.com for $1.5bn. The BBC reports that this is the professional networking service’s largest acquisition to date.
Practical tips and checklists for building competency in your organisation.
Read 6 tips for global L&D leaders and our latest findings on learning strategy in global organisations.
A conversation eXchange with Kandy Woodfield, Director of Learning at NatCen Social Research
Santa Fe Group is a worldwide provider of employee relocation and workplace services that support multinational businesses and their international growth.
How many of us enter the New Year with great visions of increased health & fitness, as we eagerly commit to a year of workouts in the gym? Our expectations and motivation are high, as we determine to get ourselves in tip top condition.
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 learning strategy and report 35% fewer barriers than their peers.
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.
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.
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 excellence?
The eXchanges programme is a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at the Learning Technology event on 28th-29th January 2015.
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.
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 into the industry and providing practical and actionable tips.
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:
Towards Maturity congratulates all those who have been shortlisted in this year’s e-learning awards!
In November Towards Maturity Launched ‘The New Learning Agenda’ outlining recommendations for the business and L&D professionals as a result of their 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark. In the second of three articles, we look at learning transformation and why we have to turn talk into action.
With 93 entries are battling it out for 17 awards , the e-learning Awards gala extravaganza on the 7th of November, 2013 was a great place to be!
Speexx wins the prestigious 2013 IELA Award. International body celebrates Speexx’s continued success as an outstanding and innovative blended learning solution provider
World of Learning at the NEC this year is celebrating 20 years on the 2nd and 3rd of October. There is lots going on so if you are going to the whole event or just to the exhibition, we thought you might appreciate our pick of the best
Nearly 500 people gathered to celebrate e-learning excellence at Thursday evening’s glittering E-Learning Awards Gala Evening in London where a record 43 bronze, silver and gold awards handed out.
TAKE PART IN THE 2012 BENCHMARK STUDY TODAY BY CLICKING HERE. Global provider of performance support services, Ontuitive has joined Towards Maturity’s growing Ambassador Programme.
Award season is upon us again. It is an opportunity to put off our typical British reticence and shout about what we’ve actually achieved!
According to research, learning technologies are being embraced by organisations like never before. Fantastic! In the bid to do ‘more for less’ this makes perfect economic sense.
The e-learning Awards winners were announced on the 10th of November.
Towards Maturity (good practice partner for the e-learning awards) would like to congratulate all the e-learning award winners.
We would like to congratulate everyone who picked up an award at the glittering 2010 Elearning award ceremony last night.
If you missed this year’s Learning Technologies event, then you missed a treat! It was the biggest event yet and exceeded all expectations from both the delegates and participants.
The new 2010 E-Learning awards were launched at the Learning Technologies event in January this year.
It’s that time of year when everyone seems to feel compelled to generate their list of ‘Top Ten Predictions’ for 2010 – or perhaps their Top Five or Top Seven! We didn’t want to feel left out so rather than compile another ‘Top Ten’ list we thought it might be fun to develop the ‘Definitive Top Ten’ list based on the thoughts and ramblings of many of those respected in the industry who are members of our ‘Community of Excellence’, sprinkled with some of our own insight.
The Institute of IT Training are inviting organisations to enter their prestigious awards and have included 2 new awards that will be of interest to organisations and individuals who would like recognition for their innovation in learning and development
I have been judging awards now for nearly 10 years and it is an incredible privilege as it provides a fantastic insight into the diversity of learning innovation and activity taking place n the workplace today.
We congratulate all those who won prestigious awards at the ceremony for the e-learning awards 2008. The quality of the entries this year were exceptional and we look forward to sharing their stories on Towards Maturity for others to be inspired over the next 12 months.
We are pleased to confirm that Towards Maturity has become a sponsor of the e-learning awards 2008.
Simply the best – practical tips from this year’s award winners
The 4th Annual E-Learning Awards 2008 was formally launched at Learning Technologies on 30-31 January 2008. Entries are now being invited.
In the 2007 e-learning Awards, Kirklees Metropolitan Council walked away with the award for the best example of supporting learners online.
Towards Maturity subscribers are invited to a free private seminar at this year’s Learning Technologies event at Olympia at 10.30 on Wednesday 30th January in conjunction with e-skills UK and the e-learning awards.
A journey towards e-learning maturity within any organisation is not always easy and all successes deserve celebration. On the 8th of November it was great to honour those whose journeys were shortlisted n the 2007 e-learning awards, those who received special mentions for excellence and the outright winners.