Global competition, the knowledge revolution and the growing expectations for performance drive every organization to achieve more effective and efficient learning, and drive the development and management of its human capital. The next horizon of opportunity that emerges is all about managing at a higher level—that is, creating the mechanisms and protocols for systematic planning and decision-making about learning on an enterprise-wide basis. It’s called the “governance challenge.”
For many organizations, governance represents the next learning gap to close. Done well, the governance of learning involves more than reducing costs and increasing strategic alignment. Governance improves the impact of human capital on business results at a high level of effectiveness. But doing it well is not just for the asking. It takes thought, design and superb execution. And, it likely involves more people than have been previously engaged in many recent learning programs. What’s the right way to address these challenges for your organization?
This paper lays out some basic perspectives to help organizations do that.