Securing executive buy-in can make or break the success of your training function. When executives understand the value of investing in L&D, the training department benefits through more freedom and resources to drive business success. But how do executives really feel about L&D? And what can you do to impact their view from the top? Insights from this research report provide information about how executives view the strategic importance of L&D and equip you with the knowledge you need to make a case for the vital role of L&D in your organization.
The objective of this research project was to take a deeper look at where the gap exists between current practice and best practice from the point of view of senior organizational leaders. Our findings reveal fresh insights into:
✔ What executives think about how L&D supports business goals,
✔ How training meets the needs of the company,
✔ The business challenges that impact the need for L&D programs, and
✔ How the strategic approach of a company impacts these needs and challenges.
Training Industry’s 2018 report “What Learners Want: Strategies for Training Delivery” gathered responses from 1,001 learners (representative of all generations) working full time who had participated in training within the past year.
For learning leaders, it is critical to understand how executives see the role of L&D at their companies in order to engage with them on how to improve training. Our findings suggest that most executives are receptive to promoting training as a source of competitive advantage. The report will help you frame training as something to be optimized, rather than an expenditure to