- Learning and development leaders increasingly see online and hybrid learning models as a permanent fixture in the talent space rather than a temporary trend, according to a survey of 515 L&D leaders at North American and European corporations by NovoEd.
- Per the company’s survey, 83% of respondents said that hybrid work would force organizations to rethink and redesign corporate L&D offerings. Additionally, more than half said that they agreed with the sentiment that the growth of remote learning would “lead to the demise” of brick and mortar corporate learning.
- As their organizations increase investment in the space, most L&D leaders said they would evaluate their programs by emphasizing metrics such as improvement in job performance; improvement in knowledge and competency; and application and implementation of learning.
Beyond remote and hybrid learning models, the L&D space seems poised for technological change.
That pace may be quickened given adoption of learning tech by high-profile companies. Amazon announced in August that it would roll out one-on-one, virtual coaching services to participants in its Career Choice program.
Other innovations, like those that take advantage of the burgeoning metaverse, may be a bit further out. But that has not dampened employee enthusiasm for the potential of virtual reality and similar tech as learning tools, a recent KPMG report found.
For now, employers may need to focus on simply delivering additional learning to meet employee demand. Skill development and coaching could be key to helping employees adapt to a hybrid work environment, speakers at a recent Quartz event said.