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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.

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.



“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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