Driving Business Outcomes with Modern Learning Ecosystems
As not to just leave the idea of the LMS as being totally outdated, a number of innovators in the Learning & Development (L&D) industry suggest “AND” NOT “OR” some other system. Acquiring a LMS not as an annual or 3 year exercise, but as an exercise in helping to drive business outcomes (connected); business metrics vs busy metrics/ “butts in seats”.
“Modern L&D Ecosystem” vs a scalable, standardized and efficient LMS
Think in terms of a “Modern L&D Ecosystem” vs a scalable, standardized and efficient LMS (what the company wants). Q1. How are people actually learning? (21% from LMS). Q2. Are our acquisitions (LMS) actually tied to the business outcomes? Survey says, “no,” only 5% are indeed tied to the business outcomes.
Integrate, Personalize, Curate, Collaborate and Motivate
Integrate, Personalize, Curate (mix/make experiences matter), Collaborate and Motivate (consider what employees also want to learn, e.g, career enhancement).
So approach the acquisition of learning not from a features or capability point of view totally as LMS can be a central compliance tool, but from an ecosystem point of view that also considers single sign-on, relevance, compliance, formal, informal and how people actually learn.