There’s been a revival of discussion lately on popular forums, including LinkedIn, about the relevance of learning and development as a business entity within a company. Many L&D professionals lament they have been reduced to “order-taking."
By completing a training needs analysis, you can identify the performance gap and figure out if training is the right solution.
Collecting a few key pieces of data before meeting with a stakeholder can help drive a faster, more productive conversation and elevate L&D from order-takers to trusted advisers, delivering quality and impact.
Too many valuable L&D projects fail before they start, derailed by slow decision-making, competing priorities and stakeholders who don’t identify with the project value.
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail,” Abraham Maslow, one of the pioneers in the psychology and training field, once said.