Learning & Development
An organization’s capacity to enhance the capabilities of its workforce and create a culture of continuous learning are vital to remaining competitive. These trends make an effective learning and development (L&D) function more critical than ever.
This compendium of articles, from L&D professionals at McKinsey & Company, discusses every facet of professional development and training—from ensuring that L&D’s efforts are closely aligned with business strategy to elements of advancing the L&D function, executing flawlessly, and measuring impact.
For L&D professionals seeking to hone their organization’s efforts, Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field is the ideal resource.
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For a learning organization to be successful, it needs to demonstrate value to the company. As such, capability-building priorities and programs need to be integrated into the organization’s overall business priorities; for example, if digital transformation is a core...
Strengthening the learning-and-development governance model and aligning it with the organization’s business strategy can provide long-term credibility to the learning function. But why is L&D governance so important, and what does “good” look like? In this post, we...
For more, see the introduction of Elevating Learning and Development, authored by Nick van Dam, Jacqueline Brassey, and Lisa...
The booming US economy—10 years of uninterrupted growth and counting, unemployment hovering around 4 percent—is trumpeted in monthly jobs reports and other economic indicators. However, these high-level metrics obscure a persistent challenge faced by organizations...
Learning and development (L&D), along with many business functions, has gone through a digital transformation. L&D professionals no longer see the learning management system (LMS) as the core element of its digital presence; rather, they’re starting to develop various...
Before L&D leaders can develop a culture of learning or implement cutting-edge teaching technologies, they must look inward at their own structure, processes, and governance, and develop a stable yet flexible framework for delivering learning. In this...
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As business leaders, it is our responsibility to provide those in our span of care with opportunities to realize their potential and know that who they are and what they do matters. How else can we help them realize their potential and elevate humanity? Let this practical yet inspiring compendium guide you on your journey to create a thriving organization.
— Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Author, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
Elevating Learning & Development is a fascinating look into how companies are using professional learning and development to build a global workforce that can withstand the rigors of the 21st-century economy. This book, based on substantive evidence, provides not only thought leadership but more importantly decision-making support for executives when dealing with the complexity of the strategic and operational choices that L&D faces today.
— Maricel Perez Lovisolo, Vice President of Global Learning and Talent Management, Jacobs Engineering S.A.
Learning-and-development functions are moving to ‘center stage’ within companies because they are critical to helping individuals build skills in a rapidly changing world. Nick van Dam and his colleagues provide an outstanding guide to how these L&D organizations can fulfill this critical mission.
—Tim Welsh, Vice Chairman Consumer Banking Sales and Support, U.S. Bank
Built from profound insights, this important book shows what it takes to be a purposeful learner and sets the corporate agenda to inspire and motivate learning. A must-read for anyone who cares about learning.
—Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice and Executive Education Faculty Director, London Business School