This video explains and describes the three factors that contribute to modern learning efforts within a progressive organization.
- For workplace learning, times have significantly changed, and I'm not referring to the last 20 or 30 years. Learning expectations in the workplace have shifted dramatically as recently as the last five years. As with everything in life, constant change is clearly underway in corporate learning. And in this rapidly changing landscape, only the most adaptable can survive and thrive. Embracing and adapting to a changing landscape is not easy unless you know the rules to play by.
Here are areas to build awareness as this landscape continues to evolve. First is rapidly changing technology. Technology enables progressive learning practitioners and leaders to rethink and create programs that engage learners, facilitate the learning process, and effect a seamless transition of knowledge from the desk to the job. Technology has enabled learning practitioners to become adaptive and creative in how they impact the organization's bottom line.
Second is a shift of priorities. While the technology is rapidly changing, it's driving the change in the way business leaders address training needs. According to Brandon Hall Group's recent Learning Technology Study, for corporate stakeholders, the emphasis is shifting from traditional training approaches to exploring new and emerging technologies to meet training goals. This includes incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques to meet learning needs more efficiently and effectively.
Third is how learning and development is now seen as a core internal activity. There's a significant shift in how learning is being perceived and its role in achieving organizational goals. Moving forward, many internal stakeholders, essentially your internal customers, are looking to the learning function as a strategic business development area. They see learning playing a central role to facilitating leadership development, creating an innovative culture, and contributing to increasing overall organizational efficiencies.
Your business leaders now actively participate in and, at times, drive the learning initiatives. Learning teams must now develop a holistic business approach to meet the changing demands of the modern workplace learning environment. Understandably, moving forward in a rapidly changing environment can be overwhelming and challenging. But if you focus on business needs, adopt appropriate technologies, and address the learners' requirements and expectations, you'll help build and sustain a highly adaptable, modern learning environment.
- Learning in a modern organization
- Essential business skills for L&D
- How business leaders see learning
- Developing a training strategy
- Developing a lean learning approach
- Maintaining your training budget
- Making training that employees want
- Aligning with performance expectations