Most organizations strive to develop the skills of their employees to prepare future leaders, execute business strategies and initiatives, and retain high-performing individuals. And yet, most leaders shy away from having discussions about performance and, in particular, conversations about learning and development.
An in-depth look at learning and development
In this white paper, Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Saba take a closer look at what prevents leaders from around the world from learning and applying new skills and behaviors. Among their findings:
- Barriers to formal learning are almost the complete opposite to barriers to informal learning
- Informal learning would be more effective if employees had manager support/coaching and the opportunity to apply skills
- Formal learning often isn't directly connected to job performance or the company's business challenges
The white paper explores ways to overcome these barriers, as well as best practices in developing and executing learning plans.