The State of Learning

by ExecuTrain on April 1, 2011

Source: Chief Learning Officer

Learning in today’s companies is much like teaching someone to ride a bike. At the end of the day, the question isn’t what resources you provided but rather whether they can perform the task at hand…

It’s time for change. About 60 to 70 percent of operating costs are related to our people. We are losing our tacit knowledge to retirement; the demographics clock continues to march inexorably forward as baby boomers exit with years of experience. More and more ink is being devoted to talent management, knowledge transfer and leadership development. New quantitative studies show that historic approaches to identifying talent and making investments are not necessarily the best approach. The drumbeat goes on.

Yet in the face of all of these external drivers, my sense is that innovation and leadership from the learning community lags. Put simply, the approaches being supported are tentative and incremental. Bold action is required, and I simply do not see any action emerging from our community at the present moment.

Read the full article here, and be sure to share your thoughts on this article in the comments below.

Be Sociable, Share!

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

Previous post:

Next post: