Forum’s Principles of Learning

In this book The Forum Corporation, a recognised leader in the learning industry, "pulls back the curtain" to reveal not only their research data and case studies but many of the practices they use with clients to help them cohesively integrate learning into everyday work and drive business results through learning.

Executive Summary:

Most companies today are looking to go faster, be more responsive to customer demands, and grab greater market share with groundbreaking products and services. But, even as they stare these dilemmas down and do their best to achieve these goals, a number of factors hold companies back from realizing the full potential of their mission-critical initiatives.

We’re not only referring to the traditional, well-known obstacles most companies already have to manage—things like globalized operations, economic uncertainty, strategic speed bumps, and information overload. We’re seeing four other trends weaving their way into boardroom conversations, goading executives to rethink their strategic and tactical business plans, and pressure-testing longstanding workplace learning methods. Let’s take a closer look at these latest issues demanding Learning and Development ingenuity.

  • Bringing learning closer to the work.
  • Making sense of the growing number of available learning tools
  • Becoming cultivators of learning
  • Managing new leaders and new workplace dynamics

This last point is worth paying particularly close attention to, especially as more companies see their workforce dynamics shift in the wake of millennials entering management ranks.  This next generation worker has grown up in a highly connected world and has been strongly influenced by technology. That twist in life experience exerts a discernable impact on workplace learning for all of us and it is this impact that we feel compelled to explore.

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