The secret learning life of UK managers

Understanding how employees learn or would like to learn is crucial for any L&D manager or practitioner.

The secret learning life of UK managers

Surprisingly, recent studies have shown that up to 70% of UK organizations do not actively investigate their employees learning preferences and how this could aid more success within job roles.

The aim of this report is to understand how managers deal with unfamiliarity at work-how do they approach a challenge? We found the results to be exceptionally interesting.

In this report, we seek to:

  • Understand how internal and external learning options compare to one another
  • Understand what problems L&D faces in terms of online learning
  • Determine the two key factors that influence managers chosen learning models

This report gives us a rich, qualitative insight into the learning habits of leaders and managers. We discuss how L&D can use the findings to evolve the training and development of the future.

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