If you are interested in improving your HR maturity level visit IHRM - The Institute of HR Maturity
Do you remember something called the ‘learning organisation’? It was all the rage about 15 years ago. All of a sudden everyone was calling themselves a learning organisation because if you were not a learning organisation then what were you – a stupid organisation perhaps? It was a no-brainer that you had to jump on this particular bandwagon irrespective of whether you had any understanding of the concept and regardless of how many miles you were away from the reality of what a learning organisation looks and feels like. No one wanted to be left behind but 15 years later banks, pharmaceutical companies, retailers, manufacturers, universities – you name it – everyone is more in need of effective learning than they ever were. So let us re-visit what was always a noble aspiration once more and hope that this time around more organisations start to learn what it means to be a true learning organisation.
In effect, all of the early efforts were doomed from the start because organisations were too immature to understand or implement the concept. Instead, training departments re-badged themselves as learning departments and pretended they could bring about learning across the organisation when, in fact, a learning organisation needs very little input from any department, particularly conventional trainers.
So where are you and your organisation in terms of learning maturity today? Try positioning yourself along the Learning Maturity Scale – you can watch the explanatory video here, read the article or visit the Consummate Professional Series
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