For as long as we have been doing this (and we've been doing it awhile), how L&D functions measure, analyze, and report on their impact is a perennial challenge. The Learning Impact Study, which we began in March of this year, has explored what organizations are doing.
Like all good researchers, we started this study with the hope of finding the silver bullet – the single thing that L&D functions could embrace to solve their challenges. We didn't find it. Learning impact is a notoriously difficult problem that depends on several variables – industry, business goals, learning audience, technology, equipment, culture, and on and on. Each organization has to approach it differently.
What we did find, however, were several really good insights into how thoughtful leaders are addressing this challenge. The following infographic summarizes some of these insights. As always, we would love your thoughts!
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