According to Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” By fostering a work environment that supports and encourages continuous growth and application of knowledge, executives can ensure a competitive edge through learning culture. Results from a survey of L&D professionals that formed the basis for findcourses.com’s L&D Report 2018 show top-performing organizations were five times more likely to have a learning culture. This suggests a learning culture may be a key indicator of business success and is a benchmark of success in any organization.
As the heart of learning in most organizations, the L&D department has an important role to play in this culture shift. However, 90% of L&D managers and directors surveyed who reported a strong learning culture in their organization also indicated that their senior executives were actively engaged in L&D activities. Further supporting this, the number one comment left by respondents on the subject of creating a learning culture was how important meaningful and public support from senior leaders within their company was to this endeavor.
Changes to company culture must be led from the top, and a change to learning culture may be just what your organization needs. As a leader, can you do more to support your L&D department? See the numbers from the survey below:
Courtney McIntosh is the site manager at
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