Raleigh, N.C. April 3, 2020 — Companies rely on training to upskill employees and drive culture, but many, if not all, learning and development (L&D) organizations face obstacles to successful training.

new research report, “Learning and Development Challenges: Looking to the Past to Plan for the Future,” sheds light on the common problems faced by learning leaders, how these challenges have changed over time, and what L&D can do to meet them head-on.

“A wide body of research explores what makes a great training organization,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “This report will help organizations identify the reasons that their efforts may fall short and what they can do about it.”

“In recent years, many companies have grappled with being consistent, resourceful and accountable,” said Tom Whelan, Ph.D., director of corporate research at Training Industry, Inc. “Our research suggests that while these challenges are the most frequent obstacles to effective learning and development, there are many ways that they can manifest themselves in a training function.”

The research is based on data gathered from 3,656 learning leaders across a range of company sizes and industries. The report shares fresh insights into:

  • Specific challenges across three classes (strategy, implementation and learner-related challenges).
  • Which challenges have become less common over the past five years and which have emerged as growing issues in today’s training departments.
  • Suggestions for how to address the most common challenges faced by learning leaders.

The research report is available online for $495. A report preview and summary are available at no cost.

About Training Industry, Inc.

Training Industry is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. Its website, TrainingIndustry.com, is the leading resource for corporate learning and development professionals seeking information about best practices, innovative approaches, and products and services for organizational learning. Training Industry conducts original research and market analysis and provides information for L&D through articles, webinars, blogs and reference materials.