L&D, as global as possible, as local as necessary – finding beauty in the balance

Over the last few years Jan Rijken, Learning Director at Wiley Crossknowledge and Visiting Professor at IE Business School, has published a series of articles looking at topics that are fundamental to any L&D department. As the first part of his follow up to these articles and their relevance within the Nordic markets, Jan recently spent some time with Joakim Slorstad Senior VP L&D at Telenor Group discussing the concept of As Global as Possible as Local as Necessary, and what this means for both Joakim and Telenor.

In today’s globalizing business environment it is a risk for the L&D function to hang-on to traditional structures and remain focused on the local business and workplace. There are opportunities in building and scaling-up on local best practices and leveraging these at global L&D level, linked directly to the core business strategy.

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