Find out how L&D priorities are shifting in our early analysis of the 2017 Benchmark data.
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!
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.
Learning innovation, done well, delivers results that can support sustainable, agile workplaces. Using data collected from over 600 L&D leaders and 5,000 learners from around the globe the annual study turns insights into strategies that L&D professionals can use to improve results within their organisations.
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.
Towards Maturity Enter into research and publication alliance with Emerald Global Publishing Group Ltd
Leading L&D benchmarking business extends reach and research capability in new alliance.
Record numbers of L&D leaders around the world have used the 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark to review their strategy and pick up new ideas for modernising learning. So far, over 80% of them reported that the benchmarking process has provided them with new ideas to inspire action.
Here’s a quick overview of benchmarking, why you should do it and what you need to get started.
The 2016 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study has been completed. 600 L&D leaders from 48 countries took part and the feedback has been fantastic.
Technology is changing the way we work and the speed at which we work. Data is now widely available to inform decision-making, improve operations and increase customer loyalty. How does the modern L&D leader demonstrate value in this new world of work?
This report provides powerful evidence to help senior management and L&D teams in the retail sector to ensure that their learning experiences lead to closer alignment to business goals and greater learning results for its employees.
Press: Research Shows Retailers Are Wedded to Formal Learning at Expense of Embracing Modern Learning Practices
London UK, 25 May 2016: New independent research from Towards Maturity, supported by Kallidus, reveals that the retail sector may be wedded to formal learning and has yet to explore the benefits of social and informal learning despite its growing commitment to investing in learning technologies and building its internal learning team.
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.
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.
Fit for Purpose, Fit for the Future: Towards Maturity Urges L&D Teams to Champion Performance Improvement
Towards Maturity calls on L&D teams to check their performance now, in order to help them prepare for the future.
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.
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.
We’ve curated some of the first reaction statements to the 2015-16 Towards Maturity Benchmark Report.
The 2015-16 Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report looks at how learning and business leaders can embrace change in order to improve performance.
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?”’
Get the headline figures from the 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report before you read the full report.
70% of L&D teams failing to improve business productivity, according to 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study
70% of L&D teams failing to improve business productivity, according to 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark study
The 2015 Sector Benchmark Report for Mid-Sized Businesses (MSBs) is available to download at the bottom of this page. Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Kallidus.
Do L&D leaders around the globe share the same goals and aspirations about modernising workplace learning? Do the challenges we face differ as we move across geographies? Or do we have more in common than we think?
Within the Energy and Utilities sector expectations are high and L&D are looking for tangible results and business impact from their programmes. However, many programmes fail to achieve their potential, despite high levels of investment.
We grapple with the continuing issue of building skills in the L&D team, offering advice on how to get started and make progress.
Early findings from the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study show that lack of skills is holding back L&D teams.
With less than two weeks to go before this year’s benchmark study closes, we looked at why L&D professionals chose to participate.
Jane Daly (M&S) and Hesketh Emden (NHS Property Services) tell us how the Towards Maturity Benchmark impacted their L&D strategies.
See our planned international dates coming up, with Laura Overton presenting on a variety of topics and challenges around the globe.
Download this updated Towards Maturity In-Focus report at the bottom of this page for seven habits to help you align learning to business.
Learn seven strategies that help L&D leaders build staff engagement.
Since 2003, the Towards Maturity Benchmark Study™ has provided L&D leaders with confidential, individual feedback to improve the performance of their organisation, staff and L&D team. Now, the Personalised Benchmark Report™ received by all benchmark participants will include brand new indicators to demonstrate the extent to which L&D functions are implementing the 70:20:10 framework in their organisation.
Reed Learning, a leading global provider of learning solutions and part of the REED Group, today announced that it is the newest member of the Towards Maturity Ambassador Programme, an elite group of industry leaders who support independent L&D benchmarking around the globe.
Nigel Paine and Clive Shepherd, two of Towards Maturity’s longstanding supporters, explain the benefits of benchmarking.
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.
Find out what participants have been saying about the process and see how our Benchmark has impacted decisions and stakeholders.
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.
The 2015 Health Sector Benchmark Report is available to purchase. This Powerful evidence to help L&D teams deliver great learning results is freely available thanks to the support of Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors.
Do you need to understand how your L&D team shapes up as a business function?
Independent research by Towards Maturity launched at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum reveals that retailers are improving revenue, productivity and behavioural change amongst employees as a result of adopting technology-enabled learning, but there is still more opportunity to be had.
Retailers are improving revenue, productivity and behavioural change amongst employees as a result of adopting technology-enabled learning, but there is still more opportunity to be had.
In this short video, Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning and Development at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, explains what benchmarking involves and how L&D leaders can use the benchmark process to reflect on current practices and align them with business objectives.
The 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark enables L&D Leaders to gather data on current learning activities to help shape future success
Entering for awards can provide a great opportunity to reflect on your journey so far and share your success.
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.
Latest research from Towards Maturity reveals that mid-sized businesses are failing to capitalise on the benefits of learning technologies, but brings hope by identifying opportunities for success within these organisations.
Piers Lea details why LEO places data analysis at the core of L&D strategy; reflecting on personalisation, responsiveness and LRS.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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:
The Towards Maturity’s 2014 Benchmark Report, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, is causing quite a stir this year.
Go To the bottom of this page to the ‘Related Download’ section to get your free copy of Modernising Learning: Delivering Results, the 2014-15 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study. We are proud to announce the 2014-15 Towards Maturity Benchmark Study, Modernising Learning: Delivering Results.
Dr Chai Patel CBE FRCP, Chairman of HC-One, challenges business and learning leaders to take action in his foreword to the 2014-15 Benchmark Study.
Towards Maturity welcomes leading e-learning company, Sponge UK, into the thought-leadership Ambassador Programme, which supports Towards Maturity’s annual Benchmark Study aimed at helping businesses change and grow through learning innovation.
The Personalised Benchmark Report™ is what sets the Towards Maturity Benchmark apart from any other L&D study.
Awards brighten up the year and provide us with plenty of inspiration for the year ahead. The Awards Season kicks off in November with the E-Learning awards, followed swiftly by Training Journal then LPI’s The Learning Awards, timed perfectly to lift the January blues!
If you are looking quick wins and a long term fix to help you engage learners, read on…
Members of the Charity Learning Consortium have been using the Towards Maturity Model since 2010, as an independent framework to review their current learning practices and compare their results with their peers, both within the sector and beyond. This process not only highlighted common challenges faced amongst members, but also areas of effective practices that needed to be addressed.
How does technology-enabled learning in Australasia differ from the UK, and what lessons can we learn from each other?
Powerful research from nearly 500 hundred organisations shows how mobile technology can be successfully incorporated into the workplace.
According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.
It’s official – taking time out to reflect improves job performance. The Harvard Business School has just reported on new research by Francesca Gino and Gary Pisano.
Find out what people have said about the Towards Maturity Benchmark, and how it can help you.
Towards Maturity and CIPD invite L&D leaders to benchmark with peers to help improve results and accelerate innovation in the learning profession.
Modernising learning? Insights from 600 L&D leaders around the globe will help you accelerate progress and deliver great results. The 2014-15 Benchmark Report is now available. Download your copy of Modernising Learning: Delivering Results. If you would like to find out more about benchmarking, please visit our Benchmark page.
The Learning Technologies 2014 Summer Forum is the unique follow-up event to Learning Technologies 2014 and will take place at Olympia 2 on 17th June 2014. Here is our summary of our thoughts on the best conference sessions, free resources and seminars! OK a bit biased but hopefully useful none the less!
July 2015 – THIS REPORT HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED, PLEASE GO HERE FOR the LATEST VERSION
The Learner Voice is a new Towards Maturity series designed to help L&D managers challenge their assumptions about workplace learning and to identify new opportunities to connect with and engage their staff. In part 1 we look at how 2,000 learners in the private sector are learning what they need to do their jobs!
Download ‘Driving Innovation in Dealership Training’ today from related download section at the bottom of this page.
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 3rd part of the series, published by Inside Learning Technologies in January 2014, we look at why L&D need to shift to customer activated learning before it is too late!
Looking to transform learning for legal professionals? Catch up on our webinar including case study with Clifford Chance.
Is your organisation prepared for success in 2014? Use this new infographic as a check list in your organsiation to help you become a top learning company.
On November 7th 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 first of three articles, we take a look at the power of business alignment and how to pursue it.
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.
LINE, a TM Ambassador, has given a big thumbs up to Towards Maturity’s New Learning Agenda TM Benchmark Report 2013. You know when articles use metaphors based on the Great British Bake off that it’s going to make positive reading!
Laura Overton shares the findings of the 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark study.
Foreword to the Towards Maturity Benchmark Report 2013, New Learning Agenda, by Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD
Today’s L&D function is under intense pressure. Globalisation, technology, continual change and focus on talent means that more is demanded of learning teams who have diminishing resources to draw on.
In the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Industry strategy, it recognises that there are a number of industry sectors where government action can have a real and early impact – and education is one of them.
Laura Overton shares how formal benchmarking can help L&D leaders become the boost business results and improve learning engagement.
A new In-Focus Report from Towards Maturity introduces the new Towards Maturity Alignment Index to help you Be the Best in supporting workplace priorities.
How often do the important things get pushed away because of the urgent?
Towards Maturity launches the 2013 Benchmark Study to help organisations measure the effectiveness of their L&D activities
Organisations are invited to independently review their online learning strategy and directly compare themselves with other organisations. Follow progress on this site and on Twitter via #bethebest13.
The new Towards Maturity In-Focus Paper sheds light on how to use online experiential learning to build skills at work.
Entering awards provides a great opportunity to reflect on your journey so far and to shout about your successes. The awards process itself provides an opportunity to informally benchmark, which helps us raise our game and the game of those around us. But how do you know you are ready?