Strategically Aligning the L&D Function

The more closely employees that perceive solutions are aligned to the strategic direction of the organization, the more likely these solutions are to be incorporated on the job, resulting in a stronger commitment to organizational strategy. This represents a fruitful avenue for learning and development to demonstrate its strategic influence to the organization (Montesino 2002). Chapter 2 made the distinction between the reactive and proactive alignment of learning and development, in which it is responding to performance problems—or it is preemptively designing the L&D function through underlying structures, supporting mechanisms, and activities that make it operate as an organizational strategic execution ...

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