THE LEARNING INNOVATION PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION TO THE LEARNING INNOVATION PROGRAM


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THE LEARNING LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING RAPIDLY…

Learning is changing, for good.

Perceptions of what good learning looks like have changed radically in our VUCA world.

Often this perception is driven by those from outside the traditional learning domain, and it’s forcing the people disciplines to ‘play catch up’ or risk being left stranded.

We’ve seen massive shifts in the operational landscape; digital technology, workplace learning approaches, the shift of learning of activity from a centralised formal learning function to increasingly decentralised or outsourced models, or even to non-learning functions is all disrupting what we’re previously known to date.

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LEARNING TEAMS NEED TO ADAPT…QUICKLY

However, the pace of change for the people disciplines has arguably been slower than that of other operational fields. Exactly why that is, is up for debate, however what is clear is that this pace of change needs to accelerate, otherwise L&D faces a potential existential challenge in the next decade from other disciplines that could cross over and potentially replace much of what currently falls under the learning function.

To continue to exist and provide value, the learning and development function needs to adjust its approach. Not only to deliver great learning to its internal or external customers, but also to be able to demonstrate the value it provides to the business using truly empirical approaches.

Don’t take it from us, one key piece of research; the 2020 Towards Maturity Report, ‘The Transformation Journey’ highlights that the learning function has become increasingly disconnected from the people on the ground who do the work.

We’ve become too process and compliance driven and entrenched in a model of ‘delivering’, rather than cultivating learning as a holistic, strategic and people-driven exercise.

To this effect, it is essential that we need to do a better job of sense-making around this thing called learning to really ensure that what we do is providing real value.

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