Driving Business Outcomes with Modern Learning Ecosystems

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As not to just leave the idea of the LMS as being totally outdated, a number of innovators in the Learning & Development (L&D) industry suggest “AND” NOT “OR” some other system.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.

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  1. January 24, 2018    

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  4. April 26, 2018    

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    • hamiltonwm3 hamiltonwm3
      May 17, 2018    

      Thanks very much…

  5. March 14, 2019    

    In conclusion, a few take aways from the evolving role of the CTO and last thoughts on the modern L D ecosystem; from Dr. Elkeles– understand the disruptors, give great feedback, give personalized service to both customers and employees, utilize human capital analytics, understand our organization’s value, create a compelling workplace, look for opportunities to embed culture into the employee and thus organization, be proactive problem solvers, understand the key talent focus areas and understand what both our “talent risks” and effective talent outcomes are.

    • hamiltonwm3 hamiltonwm3
      March 25, 2019    

      This is good information, please elaborate. disruptors, personalized service, opportunities to embed culture…

  6. March 22, 2019    

    Erica, thanks for the comment. Having written the article, I do understand that learning and development professionals get this information and want to make change work– however, they also have difficulty with organizational processes, C-Suite and management in trying to implement such changes as I mentioned. If it was easy, everyone could do it! Your comments energize me to keep trying, thanks again!

    • hamiltonwm3 hamiltonwm3
      March 25, 2019    

      You are most welcome, always looking forward to feedback!

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