Multinational organizations need a standardized model that measures the attributes in Kirkpatrick’s Theory to determine the impact of employee learning and development.
A learning management system (LMS) offers the technology to globally track and manage data associated with learning, driving down the cost of these activities. Further, an LMS acts as the global repository for data, giving CLOs the visibility necessary to justify the investment in learning programs.
Leading organizations that deliver the best products, service and results have embraced enterprise LMSs. This ensures their workforce has access to the latest education and training, regardless of an employee’s geographic location.
One of the most important investments an organization makes is its human capital. To generate the biggest possible return on that investment, organizations must establish a firm and consistent commitment to employee learning in the context of performance improvement.
Embracing global, consistent and targeted learning is a strategic advantage organizations cannot afford to ignore — when a workforce learns how to perform better, the organization can achieve business goals and outperform competition.
In deploying an LMS, organizations should consider their business and corporate cultural goals in addition to the immediate learning gaps in the workforce.
Some common questions organizations should ask themselves before choosing and deploying an enterprise LMS include:
The successful adoption of an LMS heavily depends on the system’s ease of use for international learners, managers and administrators, along with the flexibility required to tailor the system to each department, business function or individual need.
An LMS also should enhance an organization’s ability to attract, engage and retain skilled talent globally by offering truly customized learning experiences that align with an organization’s overall business objectives.
Amy Wilson is the director of Oracle Human Capital Management Product Strategy. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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