Education and training powers culture, and culture empowers engaged employees who are equipped to innovate, and contribute to long-lasting success within their organization. That’s why LinkedIn ranked leadership training as a top priority on their L&D to-do list and suggest embedding said trainings into the central focus of DEI plans. The benefits are increasingly obvious—retention, engagement, agility, and a workplace where everyone feels safe, valued, and included.
In the sixth year of LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report, change is the only constant. LinkedIn calls this a time of the “Great Reshuffle— a period unlike anything in the history of work.”
As we know, working through the COVID-19 pandemic and economic and social tumult has catalyzed individuals to prioritize mental health, flexibility, and fulfillment. Organizations are reexamining their vision, policies, strategies, workforce models, values, and culture—directed by the new demands from employees themselves.
According to Linkedin, amid this era of organizational transformation, learning and development (L&D) has a new standard to become its best self. Leaders are answering the renewed calls for growth and purpose, and they’re “grappling with the urgent challenge of future-proofing their organizations.”
At Kantola, we know that keeping pace with this rate of change takes evolving and adjusting. This report is here to help. Organizational success is built one step at a time: by capitalizing on research, tapping into the support of managers, and always supporting a learning environment among your employees.
LinkedIn’s 3-minute takeaway:
“The pandemic sped up digital transformation and the ever-enlarging skills gap. L&D has a new hot seat at the center of adapting to change and a to-do list that has never been longer. Skilling, employee retention, well-being, leadership, and DE&I are all urgent priorities.”
“Business volatility—especially employee attrition—amplifies the need for HR silos to break down walls and think holistically. L&D innovators are focusing on the convergence of talent development, skill-based planning, and internal mobility to build work culture based on continuous learning.”
- Collaborate with HR colleagues
- Stay close to the stakeholders
- Budget wisely
- Activate managers
- Listen to learners
- Never stop learning yourself