The Large Role of L&D in Organizational Success
#evolve Magazine
April 01, 2021

More than one-third (35%) of learning and development (L&D) leaders say their organizations are using virtual reality (VR) or simulation as part of training designed to reskill and upskill their workforce. More than 70% said their companies plan to experiment with VR or simulation for soft skills training by 2022.

Source: Mursion and Future Workplace, VR Changes the Game for Soft Skills Training

About 70% of executives say they value digital learning and development more as a result of COVID-19, and 67% think that learning and development can help minimize the effects of shocks and stresses of future events.

Source: Valamis, Global Survey on the State of Learning & Development (L&D) in the Workplace Report

Close to 90% of organizations are implementing new learning technology platforms within three months, with 50% saying they have been able to deploy new learning technology in one to three months, and 38% reporting they were able to do so in less than one month.

Source: Red Thread Research, Learning Tech Update 2020: More, More & More

2020 research from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) finds that more than 50% of all learning hours were delivered with technology-based methods in 2019, the highest number ever recorded for ATD’s 2020 State of the Industry report. Close to 20% of all learning hours were delivered via virtual classrooms.

Source: Association for Talent Development, 2020 State of the Industry

"2020 [was] a challenging year for many organizations and individuals worldwide. Our global survey on the state of learning and development highlights an internationally growing acknowledgement from the C-suite that L&D is critical to the success of their organizations. With the right tools in place, organizations can adapt and reskill in the face of unforeseen events."

— Janne Hietala, chief visionary officer, Valamis

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