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The Art and Science of Training by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 10

How Do You Align Learning With Organizational Requirements?

Most organizations view learning as a strategic enabler, making it imperative that talent development aligns with organizational requirements and strategic objectives. Unfortunately, Managing the Learning Landscape, a whitepaper by ATD and PMI (2014), suggests that only 45 percent of organizations have “significant” or “good” alignment of talent development to organizational strategy.

What difference does it make? Untrained employees may lack knowledge about company resources or procedures that affect customer retention, ultimately leading to waste or decreased profits. The Value of Training, a research report funded by IBM (2014), demonstrates these data:

• 84 percent of ...

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