I have been lucky in my job to spend time with many hundreds of Learning and Development (L&D) practitioners over the past ten years or so, in all sectors of the economy and in all parts of the world.
Almost without exception I find them to be enthusiastic, friendly, and determined to do the best possible job.
Just as consistently I find a major obstacle to them achieving their goals and providing the best possible service to their organizations. They are simply not afforded the respect that they need to function effectively as professionals, capable of using their technical expertise to solve problems in ways that are simply not available to the lay person.
Let’s take an example…
What would you do?