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Embracing Lifelong Learning

Friday, September 14, 2018

Advances in technology, shifting demographics, expanding global markets, and updates to compliance regulations are only a few factors reshaping business. Keeping pace with these changes requires a workforce that embraces lifelong learning. But do companies recognize, value, or even encourage lifelong learning?

Lifelong Learning: The Path to Personal and Organizational Performance, new research from the Association for Talent Development and the Institute for Corporate Productivity, explores that question. Here's a look at a few key data points from the study.



Less than half of survey participants said that building or maintaining a culture of learning is the enterprise practice they leverage most to encourage lifelong learning.


55 percent of market—leading organizations make it a high priority to build a workforce of lifelong learners.


13 percent of talent development leaders say they try to identify lifelong learners in their organizations.


67 percent of talent development leaders say improved engagement is the leading benefit their organizations expect to gain from encouraging lifelong learning.


Only 19 percent of talent development functions claim to be highly effective at actively encouraging employees and leaders to be lifelong learners.


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Most talent development leaders profile lifelong learners as self—motivated, insatiably curious, open—minded people who know their own interests and view learning as an exciting opportunity.

Read more from CTDO magazine: Essential talent development content for C-suite leaders.

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