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9 Applicability

8 Innovation

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Recommendation

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.
 

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.

 

Summary

Quality Learning

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 changes facing them by 2020 will be more substantial and broader than the shifts of the past 50 years. The impact of these major changes will leave even healthy organizations with no room for error. To operate successfully in this challenging – and rapidly approaching – future landscape, organizations must recruit, develop and retain experienced, knowledgeable, capable employees. This makes innovative L&D programming a crucial, ongoing responsibility. Many L&D departments don’t develop innovative learning programs that fit their workforce, and only 57% of senior executives believe their L&D units properly align learning activities with corporate priorities.

The Benefits of Innovative Learning

When handled correctly, innovative learning delivers notable benefits, including increasing organizational revenues by 10%, productivity by 14%, customer satisfaction...


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