Building a Learning and Development Strategy for Organizational Excellence

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While any department, team, or even individual employee can take it upon themselves to acquire knowledge or develop a skill, it’s important for the organization as a whole to build an effective overall learning and development strategy. In addition to the main goal of developing an organization’s people, a proper L&D strategy provides innumerable benefits […]

How to Conduct an Actionable Skills Gap Analysis

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Skills gaps are on the rise. With a labor shortage still in full swing and predictions that a huge proportion of jobs will be obsolete in the coming years, L&D leaders have long been focusing on upskilling and reskilling programs to help solve these challenges. But upskilling and reskilling programs require careful and detailed analysis. […]

How to Disrupt Training Complacency in Your Workforce

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You’ve worked so hard to build a learning culture in your organization but sometimes, well, things get quiet. Or boring. There could very well be training complacency in your organization—not necessarily dissatisfaction—but perhaps a feeling that because everything is going well, there’s no need to make a change. Even if everyone is receiving the training […]

What Is a Learning Organization?

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A learning organization is one in which all employees are encouraged to explore new ideas and consider new ways to address the problems at hand. Learning new skills and knowledge is encouraged in a learning organization, and with everyone focused on both individual and group betterment, the organization is able to pursue innovation, enter new […]

What is Leadership Development and What is L&D’s Role?

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In an age of robots, machine learning, and automation, do we need leaders anymore? Indeed, we do. Strong leadership, creative problem solving, and communication skills are always in demand. According to LinkedIn Learning’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report, 57% of L&D professionals are focused on developing leadership and management skills. Over half of the executives surveyed for […]

Conducting an L&D Audit: Getting Started

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Sometimes it’s a good idea to take stock of your learning and development efforts. While many organizations might have an attitude along the lines of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the ability to understand the efficacy of your training programs on a deeper level using a learning and development audit should be a […]

Ask the Experts: Digital Transformation in L&D

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In a survey in 2019, 70% of respondents said their organization was either in the midst of their digital transformation plan or was putting one in place. There’s no doubt that events in 2020 ramped up the level of urgency around the implementation of digital transformation. But how do those strategies and plans translate into […]

The Importance Of Upskilling And Reskilling In Covid-19 And Beyond

Who could have expected the COVID-19 crisis? It has upended everything, especially for business operations. The recent pandemic has impacted both the economy and the job market, and employers have been forced to change the way they work. The keyword over these last 12 months has been “survivability,” and for many organizations, this has meant […]

The 7 Top Learning and Development Challenges to Expect in 2021

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For many of us, 2020 was the most challenging year we’ve ever had to endure. But the challenges we faced throughout a global pandemic are not over yet. Not only are social distancing policies and work from home initiatives likely to stay in place until Covid-19 is fully resolved, but the ripple effects of all […]

How to Handle Training Budget Changes in 2021

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If 2020 was the year of change and flux, then 2021 is looking likely to be a year of picking up the pieces and adjusting to a new state of play. While the ripples of a global pandemic and upset markets have reached almost all corners of the organization, learning and development teams were amongst […]