5 Trends Disrupting Learning and Development in 2022

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1. Fusing business with L&D

Fusing business with L&D CIOs ranked workforce enablement as their number 1 priority in 2021 and beyond, up from number 8 in the previous survey.  Workforce enablement is important because executive teams understand that finding and retaining talent is critical to not only their business success but possibly even the survival of their business. 

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2. Delivering a great learner experience

Most organizations now recognize that learners each have different needs.  But while businesses have done a great job of using the newest technologies for personalizing the customer experience, they have lagged on the side of personalizing their employee’s learning experience. Modern learners seek a more 

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2. Delivering a great learner experience

engaging, intuitive, interactive experience; one that mirrors how they use technology in their personal life, including a simple, mobile-first design, powerful search capabilities, clearly organized libraries, easy access to video content and so much more.

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3. Acclimating to a permanent hybrid workplace

Even though hybrid work – the combination of working remotely and in the office – emerged as a temporary fix during the pandemic, it appears that it may be here for good.  Now headquarters jobs, which used to be fully in person, are now being done remotely or in a hybrid schedule. 

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4 . Transitioning to digital learning

Most employees still refer to clunky paper operations manuals or have to search a centralized content or learning management system (LMS) for the most up-to-date knowledge and training.  Today’s employees want to quickly find what they need to learn, learn it, and apply that knowledge immediately as they do their job. Digital learning 

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4 . Transitioning to digital learning

involves more real-time, interactive elements, including videos, games, podcasts, and augmented and virtual reality.

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5. Emphasizing ROI

The pandemic has hastened the need and urgency to measure the return on investment (ROI) of learning programs and digital platforms. Increasingly, organizations are asking their teams to track metrics with the same rigor demanded of other parts of the business. When adopting a modern digital 

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5. Emphasizing ROI

learning platform, it’s critical that it includes tools to track employee learning progress and provide metrics the C Suite needs to understand the importance of L&D to the overall business.

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