- New research from Bersin by Deloitte shows workplace learning isn't keeping pace with the speed of today's business world. To really drive better business results, learning programs need to adapt to become more experiential, urgent and convergent with work realities, the research found.
- The report found that 74% of the 1,200 organizations surveyed are turning to traditional learning and development methods, despite evidence that they are no longer as effective at addressing employee skill and productivity needs.
- Part of improving the learning and development programs must be shifting towards a "true learning organization" model that makes employee development a responsibility of the full organization, instead of treating them as separate, external activities, said Dani Johnson, vice president and learning and development leader for Bersin by Deloitte.
Learning and development continue to evolve with the addition of new technology, and methods like gamification and virtual reality environments. In the race for talent, the ability to bring employees up to speed fast with new skill development is critical to most businesses.
The new Deloitte report mentioned above only bolsters this notion. Organizations that looked at learning as one, separate department must shift to see learning as something highly accessible by all employees and departments when needed.
The push to mobile-optimized, bite-sized learning modules further enables accessibility. It also ensures employees will actually remember the things they've learned.
It's surprising that nearly three-quarters of organizations are still turning to outdated or ineffective methods of training employees. This slow adaptation will be the demise of many companies who do not put L&D first.