Tying learning to strategy at Verizon.
An entity in its current form only since 2000, today's Verizon is the result of a merger of four companies and four distinct cultures around employee learning and development, says Lou Tedrick, vice president for L&D. As those cultures have been meshed and assimilated, however, the function has enhanced its visibility and value as it has become centralized. It also has grown from about 300 professionals to more than 1,200.
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