Developing a Culture of Learning: Strategies for Organizational Achievement
Researchers from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) have previously found that organizations with learning cultures were far more likely to realize positive business results. This report provides an updated look (from 2021) at these issues, delivers benchmarking data, and highlights best practices. It draws on a survey of talent development professionals from 304 organizations, of which 31 percent were performing well across several key business areas and had talent development functions that made strong contributions to that performance. The research identifies talent and culture practices with a statistically significant connection to high performance. For example, one practice associated with success was having senior leaders publicly communicate that learning is important to organizational success; top executives play a key role in defining culture.