Are you under an assumption that self-learning content of your organization is limited to those expensive e-learning modules that you bought? Think again. Do you really think those are the only topics on which learning is happening in your organization?
For any organization, most of the learning needed, and happening, would extend far beyond those professionally developed e-learning modules. Learning is happening every day, haphazardly and yes, quite inefficiently. Why do I say so?
Employees joining your company are thrown into this sea of knowledge. Many existing ones have to also find their way through these as they have to learn to do new tasks.
Don't you think this material needs to be self-learnable? Should this material not follow those basic self-learning content rules that you expect your commercially bought content to follow? What if anyone in your organization could create great self-learning material in no time?
I will leave you with these thoughts.
The importance of L&D in today`s corporate environment is greater than is has ever been. Yet, the title of this piece rests on the premise that there is a disconnect between the L&D team and business. Why this dichotomy?
One key metrics for the training or learning and development department is the wait time for delivering a training once training need has been identified. When a training need is identified by the business, the belief is that the training will either plug a weakness or accelerate performance. In either case, business is looking at increased productivity (read "dollars") post the training.
Are you in the middle of deciding whether to build or buy your Learning Management System (LMS)? Below is a handy list of considerations, with some suggestions.