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Why L&D need to FOCUS to move on

We know that the same old L&D ways won’t tackle the ever-new challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s business. What is more, our tried-and-tested approaches are having little impact with 70% of L&D teams failing to report any positive impact on productivity.During January, I met over 50 L&D leaders who all recognised that now is the time to act, to let go of what is holding us…See More
Feb 11, 2016
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In this economic climate L&D has a unique opportunity to add business value through learning innovation but we need to be able to grab management attention if we are to succeed.This group is about sharing hints , tips and evidence to support change.See More
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In this economic climate L&D has a unique opportunity to add business value through learning innovation but we need to be able to grab management attention if we are to succeed.This group is about sharing hints , tips and evidence to support change.See More
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In this economic climate L&D has a unique opportunity to add business value through learning innovation but we need to be able to grab management attention if we are to succeed.This group is about sharing hints , tips and evidence to support change.See More
Sep 10, 2015
Laura Overton replied to Richard Armstrong's discussion What age groups use what learning technologies?
"Hi Richard our learner landscape Audit explores this in lots of depth - we've shared some of the key findings in our LearnerVoice 2 report - www.towardsmaturity.org/learnervoice2. This version focussed primarily on 5000 knowledge workers but…"
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May 7, 2015

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Job role
MD ,
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Towards Maturity
About me:
Passionate about business transformation through learning innovation and all that entails. Founded the Towards Maturity Benchmark Study in 2003 to ensure that good independent evidence about what really makes a difference is freely available to all
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@lauraoverton
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<20
Areas of professional interest
Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Knowledge management, Gaming and simulations for learning, Learning management systems and methods, Measurement methods and technologies, Mobile learning, Organisational learning, Performance support technologies and methods, Skills assessment and competency mapping, Virtual classrooms, Workflow and process-embedded learning, Social Media and learning
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Laura Overton's Blog

Why L&D need to FOCUS to move on

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 10:48 0 Comments

We know that the same old L&D ways won’t tackle the ever-new challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s business. What is more, our tried-and-tested approaches are having little impact with 70% of L&D teams failing to report any positive impact on productivity.

During January, I met over 50 L&D leaders who all recognised that now is the time to act, to …

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How to hit the ground running in September! An invitation to benchmark

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 11:49 0 Comments

It looks like it is going to be a busy year for L&D according to some of these early findings from the 2013 Towards Maturity Benchmark study. Early analysis of the first 250 Towards Maturity Benchmarkers showed that in the next 12 months:

• 95% are looking to speed up the application of learning

• 95% are still looking to provide a faster response to changing business conditions

• 94% need to improve talent  and performance management

• 92% are looking…

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4 lessons and 1 cause for concern - Reflections from Learning Technologies 2011

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 17:35 0 Comments

Thought I would share some of the lessons that I picked up at LT2011 this year plus a concern that I have as well- would love to know your thoughts!

 

Despite indications that the economy is slowly recovering, the pressure to add value, justify cost and deliver results for L&D teams appears to be increasing on a daily basis.  When we don’t have the luxury of time to make and learn from our mistakes, all help is welcome if we are to work faster and smarter in 2011! For me,…

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At 16:26 on April 29, 2010, Matt Brewer said…
Hi Laura - I'll have a look and will post to it soon. Webinar was very good this morning.
At 16:51 on March 17, 2009, Helen Tovey said…
Hi Laura - I'm sure I've met you before! Did you used to work with eSkills?
 
 
 

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