Every other month throughout 2004, CLO magazine administered a series of brief Web-based surveys to the Business Intelligence Board (BIB) on a variety of topics. These surveys gauged the issues, opportunities and attitudes that make up the diverse role of a senior learning executive. This report, the 2005 CLO Business Intelligence Industry Report, is the culmination of this research activity. Rather than simply restating the results that have previously been reported over the past year, the data from the individual surveys have been reanalyzed as a comprehensive group. This collective analysis has provided the opportunity to identify trends and subgroup differences, as well as inconsistencies in results that were not evident when the survey data was analyzed separately. This report will first provide a profile of who makes up the BIB. The profile of the BIB provides information regarding the type and size of organizations that are represented, the type and size of learning and development activities managed by BIB members, as well as the current positions and backgrounds of BIB members. Following the profiling of the BIB, the results of the 2005 Industry report are presented in six topics:
- Training and Development Investment Portfolio: Summary of spending trends in the learning and development industry, with exploration of overall budget trends and the sub-areas projected to receive budget increases in the future.
- Current Challenges Faced by Learning Executives: Challenges faced by the learning and development industry, as well as the daily challenges faced by learning executives.
- Governance of Learning and Development: The decision-makers who determine spending priorities and the most prevalent reporting structures of learning and development functions today.
- State of E-Learning: The current and projected future impact of e-learning on learning and development, with special emphasis placed on trends across industries and trends regarding internal versus external development of e-learning content.
- State of Technology-Based Simulations: Prevailing opinion of what should be considered technology-based simulations and the perceived value and impact of simulations.
- State of Extended Enterprise Learning: The prevalence of providing training to partners and customers, the structure of extended learning programs and the challenges and the benefits of these programs.