26 June 2019

Learning Measurement: Turn Your Data Into a Killer Learning Impact Story

Dani Johnson
Co-founder & Principal Analyst


  • This infographic identifies 7 areas learning leaders should be paying attention to as they develop a learning measurement strategy.
  • What gets measured gets improved, as the old saying goes. This infographic can help organizations understand how to move past static data and embrace data that can move their function forward.

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!

Click on the graphic below to see a larger version or to download it.

Written by

Dani Johnson
Dani Johnson

Dani is Co-founder and Principal Analyst for RedThread Research. She has spent the majority of her career writing about, conducting research in, and consulting on human capital practices and technology. Her ideas can be found in publications such as Wall Street Journal, CLO Magazine, HR Magazine, and Employment Relations. Dani holds an MBA and an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from BYU.

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