Source | medium.com | The Educative Team
The role of learning and development (L&D) in the corporate environment became more important than ever when the 2020 pandemic hit. L&D has broadened to be one of the top business agendas across the board, as teams everywhere rush to support unprecedented changes to their organizations.
In fact, according to LinkedIn’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report, two top areas of focus for L&D programs are reskilling and virtual onboarding.
As organizations are forced to rethink how their teams meet goals, ongoing training and reskilling initiatives have become integral, facilitated by the digitalization of L&D programs. As we begin planning for a post-pandemic world, L&D must be part of our vision. Let’s discuss five L&D trends that you should look out for in 2021 and beyond.
This guide at a glance:
- Agile reskilling & upskilling initiatives
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion training
- Virtual corporate education is here to stay
- Learning potential becomes a preferred soft skill
- Data-driven corporate learning programs
Agile reskilling & upskilling initiatives
In 2020, following the sudden, unexpected shift to remote work and the digitalization of most corporate roles, it became clear that rapid reskilling is essential for businesses everywhere. In past years L&D programs relied on the comfort of long-term planning, like month-long initiatives to curate in-person learning events or performance improvement plans (PIP).