Is Formal Learning Still Relevant?

Learning and development (L&D) professionals are facing increasing forces of change, which are shaking up the traditional focus on formal learning. Central to this is a new understanding of the power of social and informal learning that is undoubtedly influencing the role L&D needs to play today.

Increasing pressure from leadership on L&D to deliver tangible value is demanding new and more effective solutions, with digital transformation at the top of everyone’s agenda and occupying the majority of L&D’s resources.

The obvious question in this environment now becomes: Is formal learning still relevant today?

This blog will dive into today’s L&D priorities and how this impacts formal learning strategies.

The State of the Industry

In its 2019 HR/L&D Trend Survey, The Ken Blanchard Companies identified more than 100 initiatives on which leadership, learning and talent development professionals are focusing.

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