Becoming a Learning Organization is the best way to unlock your people's potential in the face of tomorrow's uncertainty.

Why companies are transitioning to the Learning Organization

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The most forward-thinking L&D professionals are leading their company in a transition to a Learning Organization, and you should, too!  Why? Because there are challenges facing L+D executives today that are making it impossible to prove ROI and get a seat at the table. The Learning Organization can solve these problems.

Learning Organizations breed employee engagement

One challenge you’re likely all too familiar with is the disengagement crisis. Only 30% of today’s working class are engaged at work, meaning a whopping 70% of employees are disengaged.

The dangers of disengaged employees are well known, as disengagement is tied to low productivity, absenteeism, workplace accidents, and turnover. Yikes!  

Furthermore, most L&D leaders have a difficult time proving the ROI on their initiatives, making it impossible to track a tangible business impact. And if you can’t prove the business value of your learning activities, you risk losing your budget and your department may be put under unnecessary pressure.

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Luckily, research from Bersin & Associates shows that High Impact Learning Organizations (HILOs) have generated three times more revenue between 2008-2011 than other companies. Translation? Not only can you demonstrate ROI by becoming a Learning Organization, but your business impact will likely be increased three fold!

Learning Organizations are more likely to foster employee engagement. How so? Gallup’s 2018 State of the American Workforce report found that lack of development and career growth is the #1 reason employees leave a company, and that 41% of millennials would change jobs in order to have professional development programs.

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What makes a Learning Organization

There are certain key traits of the Learning Org. that differentiate it from other organizational structures. They promote a culture of learning and knowledge sharing, which fosters transparency among employees. They rely on internal experts to create meaningful course content, and these individuals are empowered by the right tools for the job: the Learning Engagement Platform.

Learning Organizations reward their community of leaders and encourage them to continue self-selecting themselves as experts who train their peers.

In our latest eBook, Embracing the Learning Organization, we cover how the Learning Org. is poised to solve today’s biggest L+D challenges. We also give you real life examples from companies that are successfully operating under this model today. You can download it for free here!

The benefits of becoming a Learning Organization are numerous, and embracing this new structure will give you an edge in the business world. How? By being able to meet your clients needs in a timely fashion.

You will have better trained managers who are capable of motivating employees and training them on important on-the-job issues. Your teams will be aligned on changing business practices and your newest technologies will be adopted in record time. Clients will feel that your team is on the same page and they will be able to tell how well prepared your employees are to do their jobs.

At 360Learning, we know that embracing the Learning Organization is vital to business success. The future of work demands agility and innovation, and it is for this reason that our Learning Engagement Platform is built around fostering human interactions, allowing learners, trainers, and experts to engage with one another seamlessly. To learn more about the Learning Organization, make sure to read our free eBook today!