Competition for talent is fierce. Enterprise learning and development can be a key tool of empowerment along the way – provided the journey involves a culture shift led from the top and takes into account new and important trends.
With the rise of digital transformation, an increasingly competitive talent landscape, and the growing complexity of doing business, companies need to find creative ways of deploying their resources to remain ahead of the curve. This investment in a key intangible asset has to be geared to three main outcomes:
Enterprise learning is a framework giving employees the continuing training and professional development tools they need to grow skills and product knowledge. The Learning and Development (L&D) function of any firm should have a seat in the corporate boardroom to be able to influence decisions and plans to embark on the next step in the enterprise growth journey (see diagram 1).
In a recent Gallup poll, 87% of millennials said that job-related training and professional development influence their decision to stay at a job. This translates into 40% of staff leaving in the first year because of a lack of training. To counter this tendency, enterprises have to cater to this digitally savvy workforce by adopting a culture of self-paced learning coupled with just-in-time content delivery.
Companies can begin to achieve this transformation by fostering five behaviors:
At Synpulse, we have the experience and techniques to help get your organization to the best-in-class model (diagram 2):
Ultimately, companies are missing out on many synergies because departments and groups continue to work and learn in silos. There are many obstacles to successful enterprise learning and development initiatives. Most firms fail for one or more of the following reasons:
Leading organizations have stepped up their game. Their L&D teams have earned a seat at the executive table by no longer being a cost center, but instead creating value by aligning with business goals. The DNA of the programs adopted by these winning organizations has the following traits in common:
These traits map out a maturity pathway that many organizations must travel. Synpulse can serve as a tour guide (diagram 3). We can transform enterprise learning by looking at the L&D tools available, revamping training modules, facilitation and delivery methods, and creating a training culture fortified with an academy operation.
Our clients benefit from a deep partnership based on their specific needs. We have a flexible support model that drills down to understanding the pain points hindering your corporation’s change management roadmap.
Our four pillars
These pillars will create a sustainable academic culture tied to a budget that is slimmed down to meet delivery and technology requirements.
We will review our approach and specific experiences in a four-part article series covering each pillar complete with examples of the client success. Sign up for our article series on Enterprise Training below to learn more on how you can revamp your training culture.
If you see that L&D for real adoption is the response to your needs, let us be your guide to business growth. Contact us to discuss how to reinvigorate your learning and development efforts from the enterprise down to specific initiatives through a customized best-in-class model.