I found this article in Fast Company to be an interesting take on corporate education; even in these budget-constrained times there are many reasons why corporations have decided to make significant investments in learning and have it in their long term plans. They identified 17 areas of focus; below is sampling of these –
Top-Line Innovation - Big ideas and bold dreams–the kind of breakthroughs that are inspired and powered by learning
Disruptive Technology - Social media, digital games and mobility are three of the galvanizing technology forces of our time
Competitive Pressures – Getting the right knowledge to the right people inside and outside the organization at the right time
Virtuous Circle – Customer relationships are so critical, many companies are acquiring knowledge and then packaging and distributing it to clients as a way cementing loyalty and boosting revenues
Emerging Markets – Innovation and growth is happening offshore
Industry Consolidation – The wave of consolidation means that surviving workforces will be operating on vastly new terrain and will need help
Brain Drain – Baby Boomers retiring
Failing Grade – New graduates not having the skills
Leadership Vacuum – Companies and industries around the world are desperate for new leadership that can invigorate innovation and growth
To learn more read the article – http://www.fastcompany.com/1741475/moving-toward-2020-the-learning-decade.
The sooner corporate leaders fully embrace this notion, the sooner they’ll be ready for the future. TOPYX is poised to take any forward thinking organization to this next level.
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