In the first of a fascinating series of seminars hosted by Go1, David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group talked with Ollie Browning, VP of sales for EMEA, about the four ways to help organisations create world-class learning and content strategies.
Opening the hybrid event, David posed the question of how important digital learning is to the organisations of those people present. The response was overwhelmingly that digital learning is a critical part of the business agenda. This is a shift from pre-pandemic and can be largely chalked up to a more diverse and increasingly hybrid workforce, but it also follows the pattern of technology more broadly as it shifts and changes the way the world operates. This presents a great opportunity for the L&D world as leaning on digital content removes many of the pressures that might previously have stalled learning opportunities, such as the availability of facilitators or even budget.
But beyond this, David pointed out that from recent studies it’s clear that digital learning helps foster a culture of learning that really drives significant change in the workplace. From day-to-day operational needs through to longer-term personal growth, a culture of learning puts these two ends of the spectrum on even footing for many businesses, which helps them to succeed in the here and now but also plan for the future of the organisation. And, crucially, moving fast to do it.
With the importance of digital learning clear, David went on to lay out his four key pillars for a world-class learning strategy:
Using these four points, L&D leaders can build truly world-class strategies that deliver on micro and macro goals for their teams and the business. Crucially, when delivered with energy and quality, this helps teams engage, as they see it paying off against their work objectives. But more than this, it helps them to realise their personal goals, which turns them into advocates. Advocacy is the holy grail for creating a rich culture of learning that empowers teams, retains talent and attracts new hires to keep striving for the next set of goals.
Closing the webinar, David reflected on the opening question about the importance of digital learning. If it really is as critical as the audience said, then it is just as critical to ensure it is high quality, agile and accessible for all teams. When all these things reach the perfect balance, the unlock for organisations will be truly transformative.
Check out the full session here: