Realising the Strategic Value of Learning & Capability Building in the Future of Work

Author: Karen Moloney

Chess pieces, strategyA  little while back I had the pleasure of chatting with Simon Terry of Change Agents Worldwide for our webinar series “Immersion”.

Everywhere you look in discussions of the future of work, the value of learning and capability building is evident.

Learning is at the heart of many future of work practices like collaboration, agile, lean innovation, new models of management and digital workplaces. In all the hype in the future of work and digital economy, the role of the Learning & Development teams are less clear.

In many cases, other business teams are leading the agenda without the relevant input or expertise.

This video (37m 52s) examines the practical roles learning can play to ready employees and businesses for the future of work and enable organisations to be more effective at building and sustaining the development of capability.

The session explores:

  • Learning as the Strategic Challenge of a Responsive Organisation
  • Shifting from Competence to Capability Building
  • Leading The New Strategic Conversation for Learning & Development
  • Key future of work practices and approaches.

Action/discussion points

  • The strategic imperative is learning. How many of these elements/tools/methodologies does your organisation utilise or address actively and as part of the day-to-day culture? Give each one a score out of 10 where 1 is low and 10 is high and start flagging some areas for improvement that you can work on now as part of this event.
    • Engagement
    • Lean
    • Social
    • Agile
    • Capability
    • Autonomy
    • Productivity
    • Innovation
    • Experimentation
    • Collaboration
    • Design Thinking
    • Talent
    • Systems Thinking
    • Culture & Purpose
    • Scale
    • Community
    • Digital Workplace.
  • How does learning & development, in your organisation, insert itself into the dialogue around these strategic imperatives?
  • How can you and/or your team become more experimental or foster capability around experimentation?

References & resources

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