Archive for category: Culture

Building an effective L&D culture – Part II

12 Dec
December 12, 2013

In an earlier post I began looking at the six stages for developing an effective culture for your L&D department.  I covered off vision and values and in this post I’ll look at the remaining stages which are: Alignment People Execution Learning Alignment The concept of business alignment had been around for some time but is now becoming a hot topic, particularly for L&D.  Aligning an L&D department is essential so that not only does the department align to the needs Read more […]

Failing to change

21 Nov
November 21, 2013

In a recent post I wrote about how – despite all our efforts – almost 70% of all change initiatives fail.  In this post I want to look at why so many change initiatives fail. Let’s recap According to HBR almost 70% of all change initiatives fail.  That’s right – 70%! In addition to HBR, change guru John Kotter also found that about 70% of change initiatives fail.  Ken Blanchard joined the gang and also found the same shameful 70% failure rate. As I said previously whichever way you Read more […]

Building an effective L&D culture – Part I

14 Nov
November 14, 2013

As learning and development (L&D) professionals you will have almost certainly come across a range of articles and blogs which asks if you have a ‘learning organisation’ or talks about how you develop one – but few articles exist that will help you develop the right culture for an effecting L&D department and without the right culture in place you’ll never achieve the success you ultimately strive for; that is, until now! In the first part of a two part post, I’ll take you through Read more […]