Learning & Development
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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Concrete steps to improve L&D governance
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...
Why is L&D governance important—and what does “good” look like?
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,...
[Interactive] The ACADEMIES framework: Exploring its nine dimensions
For more, see the introduction of Elevating Learning and Development, authored by Nick van Dam, Jacqueline Brassey, and Lisa Christensen.
The ACADEMIES Framework: Components of a successful L&D strategy
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...
How to engage employees in digital solutions that work
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...
Three ways to structure an L&D function—and how to choose what’s best for your organization
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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— Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Author, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
— Maricel Perez Lovisolo, Vice President of Global Learning and Talent Management, Jacobs Engineering S.A.
—Tim Welsh, Vice Chairman Consumer Banking Sales and Support, U.S. Bank
—Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice and Executive Education Faculty Director, London Business School