Highlights - Q4 2014
Learning executives have a more positive outlook for the importance of and investment in learning compared to three months ago. The LXCI score is 68.2, which is more than a point higher than last quarter’s score of 66.9 and more than two points higher than two quarters ago (65.7).
The current LXCI score indicates a relatively optimistic outlook. As Figure 1 illustrates, the score stands nearly two points below that of one year ago (Q4 2013; 69.9). But it is important to remember that the Q4 2013 score was the highest recorded since ATD began calculating the LXCI in 2008. The current score is more than 13 points higher than the historic low, 55.1 from Q1 2009.
The positive outlook shown by learning executives reflects the healthy growth of the U.S. economy in the second half of 2014.