Agile Learning

agile learningMany organisations seek to achieve an agile learning culture – that is a culture where individuals continually learn and grow together. The ultimate aim of an agile learning culture is to improve business performance by building the capability of the organisation to solve problems and facilitate new ways of working.

Newly released research from the independent research company “Towards Maturity” sheds some interesting light on how effective companies have been in achieving these aims and what is lacking.

Towards Maturity analysed data from over 700 learning professionals across 53 countries, their research revealed that despite the increasing use of technology in learning and development and the resulting improvements in training efficiency this has created (such as cutting course delivery time and reducing the training cost) - the shift to an agile learning culture has not been widely achieved.

Indeed, only 24% of the organisations surveyed by Towards Maturity reported that their training interventions successfully helped to cultivate greater agility in the organisation and only 19% achieved their goals in relation to the desired shift in the organisational culture.

This is a shocking result and should make everyone in L&D departments sit up and re-think their training delivery strategy, as obviously what they are currently doing is not working.

The answer to implementing a true learning culture in an organisation is not just the introduction of electronic training delivery methods, but rather a return to a true blended approach to learning and development. That is one where highly effective face-to-face training methods which incorporate self-directed learning and discovery sessions are used in conjunction with e-learning technologies.

Yes, the face-to-face training element does take more time and does cost more than providing a webinar or a series of on-line modules – but if these cheaper forms of training are not being effective at creating the positive changes needed then they are expensive whatever the cost savings they make!

Why not take a look at some of our case studies to see how the training we deliver improves business performance.