âWhat if you canât get the leadership of the different groups to agree on the priorities?â was the question that caused a palpable silence as HR and L&D personnel from a large enterprise customer exchanged uneasy glances about the âelephant in the room". â
âUnderstanding and quantifying Scrap Learning is important. However, telling an executive you saved money is not exciting, and in some cases will result in a reduction of budget. Sure, saving money for the company can be the right thing to do, but what if there was a better way to repurpose savings to help the company make more money, and make you look like the hero!
How does the modern employee feel about learning in the workplace? The team at Degreed seems to have a good idea, and a Slideshare presentation they posted recently sums it up well. A Degreed survey found 90% of employees would prefer their learning to be self-directed, rather than at HRâs discretion. And according to Bill Jensen and Josh Klein, up to two-thirds of employees report that they meet their learning needs by working around L&Dâs offerings. The Change in Control from the company to the participant has broken the monopoly on learning, and itâs up to L&D to adapt to the new environment.
I often reference the influence of time when working with the Components of the Learning Model Canvas, particularly in Design and Delivery. However, the savvy L&D leader knows that âtimingâ is an important dimension as well. Kevin D Wilde, CLO for General Mills, recently wrote an article called Be a Master of Timing which described the key elements of timing:
Alarm bells go off whenever I hear instructional designers talk about adding interactive or engaging elements to eLearning. Should it be interactive and engaging? In theory, yes, but realistically, probably not.
Part of the time management conundrum is the moving parts. Timeframes, last minute requests, controlling your own schedule, and much, much, more. Similarly, L&D faces these challenges and effective leaders do these five things to maximize the organization's value.