The Corporate Learning Survey, now in its eighth year, acts as a barometer of the learning and development priorities of organisations in the UK and around the world, and tracks the ways in which directors and managers respond to internal goals and external contexts.
This is the first survey we have conducted since the UK Brexit vote and Donald Trump won the US presidency. As well as these and other issues, change is clearly a theme in this year’s survey results. Organisations report that the speed of change is a major challenge and that the particular impact and significance of events on organisations are, as yet, unknown.
Subsequently, a further theme of these findings is the need for organisations to be ready to act in response to future challenges. There is a clear focus on staff development at all levels of an organisation and agility, adaptability, resilience and being nimble are words used by some of our respondents in comments.
In the development of these organisational and executive attributes we believe that business schools, such as Henley Business School, have an important role to play.