7 things to improve L&D performance in 2015
Shaping the future of learning
2014 is nearly over, but what's next? How can you transform your L&D strategy in the new year? Here's a quick referenece checklist to make sure you're getting the most out of your L&D team in 2015.
How do you add value through learning?
Your 2015 checklist
Good learning practice can make a real difference to your business. Here are seven habits of highly effective L&D professionals that we think you should cultivate in 2015…
1. Be a consultant
This has always been on the list, but if you’re going to create learning that’s aligned and applied to performance challenges, you’ve got to be really close to the beating heart of your business.
Sniff the wind, know what’s causing the pains for your internal stakeholders, and come up with the solutions.
2. Be a marketer - If you’re going to stand out
In noisy communication channels, look at how multi-channel advertising campaigns work. Concepts like retargeting and social signals – these should become part of the new professionals’ extended vocabulary.
3. Cut the fat
“I wish that compliance course 20 minutes longer” said no one, ever. Set a goal to lose 20% of your content weight next year. Can’t do it? Get an editor.
4. Design for your extended team
Virtual and remote working is the new normal. Make sure you’re considering these audiences fully in how and where you place learning and communications.
5. Power up your peers
You have an army of coaches waiting to be awakened. Create an environment that supports peer learning. Equip people with tools to support and share with each other – Yammer cost nothing to try.
6. But watch the signal to noise ratio
More channels and more resources means more noise. It can be hard to hear best stories if there’s too much interference. Learn how to curate and use tools (like RSS feeds) to help.
7. Measure up - Set KPIs for training
ROI does matter. Don’t wait for anyone else to define your L’Oréal moment. Prove you are worth it by investing in measurements. Yes, it takes time. But it matters. Work backwards from the change the business wants to see and find the metrics you can influence. It should define everything you do. If you can’t measure the change, why do it?