Leadership Development The Top Priority for 2012
Research earlier in the year by Middlesex University revealed that managers across the land crave training and development, yet this desire is often unmet by their employer. That research suggested that as many as 77% of managers would like to get more training than they currently receive.
New research by Video Arts however offers some hope on the horizon. The survey asked 417 learning and development professionals about the training they provide, how it is delivered and their plans for the future.
It found that 61% of those surveyed reported that leadership development was the single biggest priority for 2012. The other key priorities for business were named as people management, coaching, teamwork, customer service, time management and change management.
Video Arts' study found that classroom training is still the most popular form of learning, used by 90 per cent of organisations, closely followed by the use of video clips (85 per cent).
Martin Addison, chief executive of Video Arts, said: "Although the take-up is still relatively small, mobile learning is the fastest growing medium for training. This reflects the interest in learning on-the-move, using hand-held devices such as smartphones and tablets.
"L&D teams are predominantly using m-learning to reinforce the messages from classroom training or e-learning."
The survey showed learning & development teams use video in the following ways:
- As part of classroom-based training courses (79%)
- To provide short pieces of bite-sized learning (50%)
- For informal learning (32%)
- For standalone online learning (31%)
- To support one-to-one coaching (24%)
- In self-authored e-learning courses (23%)
- For mobile learning (10%).