Summary of Revolutionize Learning & Development

Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age

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Revolutionize Learning & Development book summary
The learning and development industry can remain relevant if it does the right things.


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Clark N. Quinn, an expert on corporate learning, proposes a total revamp of the learning and development (L&D) industry. He identifies recent technological and social changes, and blasts the field for ignoring them. Calling for L&D to transform into “Performance & Development” (P&D), Quinn both outlines an idealized model and discusses practical issues in P&D implementation. Though at times wordy and wandering, his message is an alarm clock for the industry, a challenge to awaken and update where necessary, but without undermining learning that works. getAbstract recommends his change guidebook to corporate learning professionals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the learning and development (L&D) industry needs to change with the times,
  • How social and technological changes affect L&D,
  • Why the “Performance and Development” (P&D) model would be an improvement, and
  • How it works.


“A Call to Arms”
Organizational learning must not stagnate. In many cases, today’s learning and development (L&D) industry is relying on counterproductive practices and not focusing enough on improving performance. Many employees dislike tests and feel anxious or unhappy about performance...
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About the Author

Clark N. Quinn, a proponent of technology’s role in education, is a principal in the Internet Time Alliance. He writes about innovative solutions to organizational learning challenges.

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