In a recent series of roundtable discussion groups, learning and development professionals from across New Zealand shared their stories straight from the frontline of innovation and technology integration in L&D strategy. This report distils these discussions to provide detailed insights into the challenges and opportunities facing L&D practitioners in using technology to be a driver and enabler of organisational change.
The L&D Landscape 2019
Digital workplace is truly disrupting all business. The nature of work, the workplace and the workforce are evolving at incredible speed. This brings change to how they work, where they work and new ways of learning. These are contributing to huge challenges with rapidly increasing requirements for learning and development teams. Learning professionals must become able to significantly contribute to future business success by supporting organisational performance.
Learning must become central, immediate and constant in supporting organisational performance and productivity. While being embedded into every part of the organisation and part of the flow of work. L&D top challenges are tied to demonstrating business impact. Learning professionals must show they can deliver to the business. The tangible benefits of L&D innovation and technology transformation can be difficult to quantify – but it’s about staying relevant and ensuring organisations are equipped to succeed in the modern business world.
“Time” Biggest Barrier to Successful L&D Innovation
Of the 40 L&D professionals we spoke to, 56% said that getting enough time and resources away from “business as usual” was their biggest challenge in driving legal innovation within their organisations.
What is your biggest challenge in driving innovation internally?
56% – Getting enough time and resources away from ‘Business as Usual’
16% – Upskilling teams and improving processes
12% – Preparing for the future of people technology
8% – Getting buy-in from the business
8% – Using data effectively for decision-making
Top 6 Innovation Challenges for L&D Professionals in 2019
- Forging a Learning Culture with Innovation at its Core
- Applying Data to Achieve Business Outcomes and Demonstrating Value
- Developing the Skills and Competencies to be Modern L&D Leaders
- De-Mystifying Technology to Deliver Business Objectives
- Successfully Implementing Technology and its Adoption with UX
- The Future – Staying at the Cutting Edge of L&D Technology
Read more about the challenges facing L&D professionals in driving innovation in The L&D Innovation Research Report New Zealand 2019. Fill in the form below to download your free copy: