Other major priorities included understanding modern learners and equipping L&D for the future.
The survey by the global research and benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity involved the input of 160 L&D practitioners.
The reason why L&D professionals were asked to prioritise where they want to take action, is to help them take the first step, said Laura Overton, Managing Director at Towards Maturity.
“Time and again, L&D as an industry is failing to see the organisational impact of its activities and we have now reached a crunch point,” Overton was quoted as saying by The Training Journal
“Focusing on just one thing that will make a difference in the year ahead will help L&D professionals do something about it.”
The following are the top five priorities facing L&D professionals at the moment.
- Transforming Learning - 30%
- Understanding Modern Learners - 22%
- Equipping L&D for the Future - 20%
- Prioritising Actions - 15%
- Increasing Business Buy-in - 13%
Moreover, the latest Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report also showed the following results:
- 89% seek benefits related to efficiency – but only 41% are achieving this
- 88% seek improved individual processes – 39% are achieving this
- 91% seek improved productivity and engagement – 29% are achieving this
- 88% seek improved business responsiveness – 24% are achieving this
- 89% seek an improved learning culture – 21% are achieving this
Meanwhile, L&D Professional
is running a poll
to find out the greatest challenges which are facing L&D practitioners.
At the time of writing, ‘Dealing with change’ is leading the way (20%), closely followed by ‘Designing training programs’ (18%).
Transforming learning has come out on top as the number one priority for L&D professionals in 2016, according to a new survey.