Learning and Development 2020 - Exploring the future of workplace learning

Phase I report - trends, scenarios and emerging conclusions

Fairhurst P |  TJ2020 | Training Journal | Sep 2008

This is an exploration of how Learning and Development (L&D) in organisations might develop over the next five to ten years, particularly focusing on the implications for L&D professionals.

The report finds that learning is moving towards a more continuous and social process, where informality replaces the more structured interventions of the past.

The need for organisations to adapt and change quickly as the world develops at an ever increasing pace demands different solutions, and organisations are likely to encourage their people to take greater responsibility for their own learning. This informality is likely to be supported by technology, with the role of the line manager becoming increasingly more central to the success of learning initiatives.