Summary of Unlocking Potential

Releasing the Potential of the Business and its People Through Learning. 2016–17 Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report

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Learn how “Top Deck” learning & development professionals use technology to innovate.


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Towards Maturity’s “2016-2017 Learning Benchmark Study” offers extensive, valuable information on the benefits of using technology to make learning activities more innovative. It will teach learning and development (L&D) professionals a great deal about how to make the most of technology to help employees perform and to enhance their corporate learning programs. The report combines esoteric theory and practical reality to make its research findings readily implementable. Towards Maturity’s analytics generated step-by-step procedures L&D professionals can follow to develop innovative learning programs. getAbstract recommends Towards Maturity’s in-depth research to L&D professionals everywhere for its data-intensive, helpful and detailed information.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What research reveals about the current state of corporate learning and development (L&D),
  • What five goals L&D departments should pursue, and
  • Which best practices to use to achieve them.


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Analysis of in-depth research which gathered and analyzed data from 600 organizations and 25,000 learners offers insight about innovations in learning and development (L&D) methods and programs. Nearly 75% of organizational leaders surveyed worry that the...
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About the Authors

The independent benchmarking firm Towards Maturity develops and delivers research and advice to help L&D professionals improve performance. Laura Overton is the founder and CEO of Towards Maturity and Genny Dixon is director of research.

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