London UK, 25 May 2016: New independent research from Towards Maturity, supported by Kallidus, reveals that the retail sector may be wedded to formal learning and has yet to explore the benefits of social and informal learning despite its growing commitment to investing in learning technologies and building its internal learning team. What can today's learning leaders teach us about using evidence to support performance and capability?
Mindset, behaviour, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow are all valuable characteristics - but are they being nurtured?
Louise Pasterfield from Sponge UK explores Towards Maturity data to uncover practical ideas that could inspire change in your organisation.Induction matters. As a speech-language pathologist specialized in voice, I have considerably more knowledge about voice and the vocal mechanism than most students of singing. Prior to coming to the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, I was Director of Speech Pathology at several Harvard hospitals, and was faculty in the Harvard Medical School Department of Otolaryngology. I have performed with Mark in many different settings including the Messiah and other oratorio performances, chamber music, and music theatre. Since retiring from the University, Mark has made a remarkable recovery in physical and vocal stamina. From: John Hylton, Dean Emeritus, UMSL College of Fine Arts and Communication (2002-2010), Professor of Musica€?i??a€?I am pleased to comment on the high regard I have for Mark Madsen as a person and as a musician. He is a man whose passion for teaching goes beyond the walls of the university.A  I give my highest recommendation to you in having Dr. Most recently he brought his Sportina€™ Life portrayal to Paris's Opera-Comique, the Theatre de Caen, the Granada Festival, the Opera de Luxembourg, and the Santa Fe Symphony.A  His other operatic repertoire includes the title role in Joshua's Boots (world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and at the Kansas City Lyric Opera, Henry Davisa€™ Street Scene and Scott Joplina€™s Treemonisha (both with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis). However as fate would have it, a girl I performed with as a kid took me to the Fox Theatre to see the national tour of Les Miserables. I have studied with many people across the country through the years & can honestly say, whether preparing for a professional career or simply looking to sing better for personal enjoyment, one could not find a finer teacher than Mark Madsen. Gabriellea€™s website and the music video of the Josh Groban song a€?Si Volvieras A Mia€? attracted the attention of a manager in Nashville. Without Marka€™s support, expertise and dedication these projects may have never come to fruition.
Despite his accident he has not limited himself but has gone on to do more than many other vocal teachers could begin to do for their students.
Essential knowledge and skills are examined with authority and depth and key debates approached in an accessible, informative and engaging way.
However, they provide a great opportunity for constructive reflection.Everyone loves winning awards. Kirsty GreanyWhile it's easy to slip on the rose-tinted glasses when looking at the challenges of business 20 years ago, it's fair to say that the landscape has significantly shifted in the last couple of decades.
Mark Madsen whom I have known since 1985 when we first met as co-judges in a regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. Madsena€™s approach to teaching voice that I sought additional training in physical manipulations, myself.
Madsen is the most competent and compelling voice teacher I know, and I know many of them firsthand. He has made numerous solo appearances with the Saint Louis Symphony.A  Smith is an alumnus of the University of Missouri-St. Mark has continued to be a good friend, mentor, & teacher in many ways for two decades.
He has a unique ability to teach many genres and has gone on to teach my other daughter, Abigail.
Madsena€™s teaching principles.A  I called that therapy a€?Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy,a€? to honor the contributions of both Dr.
Madsen is the most competent and compelling voice teacher I know, and I know many of them firsthand.A  I recommend him with great enthusiasm! But I stopped singing during my teen years in favor of all the wonderful & terrible things being a teenager has to offer. Mark Madsen, an outstanding vocal teacher, mentor and friend.A A  Mark started teaching my oldest daughter Gabrielle at a young age.
Underpinned by research and advice to make close illustrative links with practice, this text will stimulate interest and actively engage the reader. Organisations are becoming more team-based, with flatter and less hierarchical structures that see five generations working together - often dotted across different locations, using technology to connect and work. Organisations with effective induction are more likely to retain their new recruits for longer. The process also enables learning professionals to reflect on five key issues that impact on designing and delivering a modernised learning strategy. We hope that our contribution will help shape an environment where real-world research informs organisational improvement. Although your ideas may be compelling, it's not easy to execute a plan without support, co-operation and collaboration from peers, stakeholders and business leaders.
Louis andA  the New England Conservatory of Music and a faculty member of Harris-Stowe State University. I went home thati?? night praying that I might tell that story of forgiveness & grace by performing in a€?Les Miza€? myself one day.
With an average house having 2000 seats, over three years I sang that message of hope and redemption to approximately two and a half million people. His own determination & resilience after his accident has given me the strength to not give up when the road has been rough and lessons forgotten.
In collaboration with this producer, she and her sister, Abigail, recorded an album in Nashville containing some of Gabrielle's own original songs. Most recently, he recorded two demos for her and did the artistic design for the song covers for presentation to Gabriellea€™s agent who requested them. For fourteen those years, our offices were down the hall from each other and we had many lively discussions on a variety of topics. Louis andA  the New England Conservatory of Music and a faculty member of Harris-Stowe State University.A  He had recent performances of Sportina€™ Life with the Seattle Opera and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and was soloist at the grand opening ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr.
I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, and really just wanted to run around getting into trouble with my friends. With an average house having 2000 seats, over three years I sang that message of hope and redemption to approximately two and a halfA  million people.
Over the years of her instruction with him he has recorded her first album and created a website with audio recordings and her first music video.


Entering awards can be a daunting and time-consuming process - an additional task on top of everyday work. They get new employees up to speed quicker and help them reach their performance goals earlier.In its 2014 report about on onboarding, Aberdeen Group found that 68% of companies had no formal process in place. Madsen excel.A  It was his person, and his knowledge of voice and insights into how people learn that made him the outstanding teacher he is, quadriplegic or not. There are many things I could focus on when I reflect on his work at the University of Missouri-St. Under his instruction she has participated in the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Young Artist's Program, was in the cast of their opera, a€?The Enchantment of Dreams.a€? She also had leading roles in musical theater productions in the St.
I played Michael Crawford's son on Broadway in a musical written by Jim Steinman, songwriter for MeatLoaf.
It provides L&D teams with the perfect chance to step back and think about what has led to current organisational successes, before sharing those stories and successes.There is nothing more satisfying at work than thinking over your recent activities and realising that there is a lot to be proud of! They not only need to meet fundamental business targets, but must be dynamic problem solvers who know how to roll with (constant) change.Leadership and management skills really matter - and this includes mindsets, behaviours, values and the ability to reflect, change and grow. We'll be digging into Towards Maturity's data to see what it tell us about changes in onboarding practice, as well as picking out some practical ideas that could inspire change in your own organisation.
Top performing L&D teams are 3-5 times more likely to be delivering improved productivity and agility today and have much to teach us. I have had the pleasure of working with them and their customers for a number of years and have seen first hand their commitment to identifying and sharing great practices that really work.
He is a performer, and over the years he sang beautifully in a variety of settings both on and off campus, nationally and internationally.
Only 13% of retailers are investing in blended learning while the average across all sectors is double that figure (26%), with top learning companies nearly three times more likely to be using blends than retail companies (35%). Seek, support and develop leaders right and you'll have more engaged, productive, and profitable businesses.
It provides contemporary measures that focus on performance improvement and great tactics that help L&D teams become more responsive to the changing needs of business. This research highlights the fact that L&D teams must develop new mind-sets and skills, quickly.
This may be due to a lack of required skills and knowledge, as the research indicates over half lack the confidence in incorporating new media in learning design and only 4% believe their L&D teams have the skills for facilitating collaboration.
Benchmarking can help you get started on your way to winning and help you clarify what's been successful - here are 6 perfectly valid reasons to use it.How benchmarking can helpWe are not promising that benchmarking will definitely lead to trophies in the cabinet. So it's no wonder that companies spent nearly $31 billion on leadership programs last year. It leverages the data of its in-depth Benchmark Study, the largest learning technology benchmark in Europe.
What is more 71% do not believe that their own staff lack skills to manage their own learning.
Secondly, the scale of the work ahead, as 95% of respondents want to improve induction with only 39% meeting that goal. Also, just 23% agree that their L&D teams have the skills to use technology for business advantage. These are tried and tested approaches that we've used in partnership with our clients to produce effective and award-winning learning interventions that deliver impactful change.1. A All of his students exhibited vocal and musical growth under his instruction, and many have gone on to highly successful musical careers. With such a big gap between aspiration and performance, the induction challenge seems daunting but there is evidence that learning innovation is turning the tide.
Here are six compelling reasons why benchmarking can help turn the possibility of being an award winner into a reality:1. A He has taught many important lessons to students and colleagues related to determination, persistence, and positive attitude.
The Towards Maturity benchmarking process gets organisations, and L&D in particular, thinking on the right track. These aren't the only source of future leaders, of course, as many other potentials are already in-house, out there to be recruited or returning to work after having children. Incredibly, ‘Top Deckers' are 50 times more likely than the lowest performers to improve talent strategies to keep their best people. However, the world of work is changing and organisations are increasingly looking for more modern approaches to learning that support the fast-moving world of work and the needs of an increasingly digital workforce. It’s a great place to start, if you want to establish a strong foundation for change.
Work with the subject matter expert or the business customer to identify the main objective of the programme. Madsen highly, and I believe he would have a highly positive impact on students and colleagues anywhere.
Our research with employees in this sector shows that staff are more able to learn for themselves than L&D give them credit for. The vast majority we talked with were frustrated by the lack of transfer back to the job after managers had participated in training. Using real life ideas can help inspire new approaches that will make a difference in your own situation. This will not only help you design the programme, but will also help you measure its effectiveness. It's very easy in today's busy world to not make time for reflection, yet reflection is critical to success.
Inspiration by example We've identified four techniques used by organisations in their induction programmes that relate to the tactics of the top performing organisations highlight in the Towards Maturity Industry Benchmark Report. The purpose of the Show is to inform and inspire L&D professionals to improve not just their personal performance but that of their organisation.
They are three times more likely to use benchmarking as a performance improvement tool - benchmarking against the tactics that improve performance.
By benchmarking you enable yourself to reflect, take stock and focus on the activities that really make a difference.2.
First, it seems there's a lack of measures put in place for management and leadership training. While every organisation is different, examples of good practice and innovation in other companies can offer inspiration for change.


By reflecting on and analysing organisational performance, activities and practices, L&D can identify organisational strengths and areas of high performance. Secondly, it seems that the learning strategy many apply to management and leadership training is often out of sync with the audience's needs.
The leading sports retailer has been providing online onboarding since 2013 with more than 25,000 employees, across the 19 countries going through the programme. Data from Towards Maturity reveals that 83% of new starters like to learn at their own pace, with 44% using their own mobile to learn.With this in mind, Sports Direct used the Adapt multi-device responsive elearning framework for its online content. Receive your Personalised Benchmark report analysing current performance and tailored action plans valued at £300 - free until 15 July.
Just as importantly, benchmarking identifies weaknesses and those areas of low performance.
It means employees can access the elearning on a smartphone or tablet, giving them maximum flexibility. You can read more about Sports Direct's approach to induction in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. Only 39% offer mobile content, and 30% have no plans to implement social media for leadership development. It's no wonder then, that there is a lack of transfer from learning to doing, if the learning doesn't fit in with everyday lives and habits in the first place and isn't focused on supporting performance there and then. Towards Maturity data reveals that 87% of Top Deck organisations agree that top managers are involved in promoting learning, compared with an average of 37%.UK infrastructure company, Story Contracting features a video message from the company owner and Chief Executive, Fred Story in its new online induction. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years.
Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses enables L&D and business leaders to really hone in on performance.
This isn't to say there aren't some great examples of modern, blended, performance-focused leadership development - there are some cited in Towards Maturity's paper.
What can we learn from these?How leadership solutions can #makeithappenIt's time to close the gaps and deliver the type of learning solutions that will engage and really help leaders. Benchmarking does what it says: it provides organisations with a benchmark to measure themselves against others. To really help them, we need to offer easy to find performance support that is genuinely useful and relevant to leaders and managers' points of need. New staff and partners joining Specsavers are able to earn a virtual coin by completing the company's new induction course. You can use it to see how you are performing on various aspects of organisational practice compared to others.
The business then makes a real cash donation to the charity chosen by employees in proportion to the number of virtual coins earned.You can read more about the Specsavers' approach here.
Since 2003, over 4,500 organisations and 23,000 learners have contributed to Towards Maturity's leading benchmarks.
For example, have you properly embraced mobile learning and are reaping the kinds of benefits that some organisations are enjoying? But we also need to help develop those deeper skills and behaviours in ways that fit with leader's (crazy) lifestyles.
What are the top performing companies in the Towards Maturity benchmark doing in terms of mobile learning? As a baseline, that means moving away from solely ‘event' based learning - three-day workshops or long online courses - and embracing more resource or micro-learning approaches that provide short challenges and tasks as nuggets that help build skills and insights over time. An average of 48% of Benchmark respondents reported that elearning not being tailored sufficiently was a barrier to success. It can be really useful to know what characteristics top performing companies have in common and what is driving their success.5. We would say that providing simulations, interactive videos and meaningful games can make smart use of a leaders' precious time, and build the competence and confidence leadership roles require - so ROI for L&D too.
United Biscuits (UB), the company behind household names such as McVitie's, Jaffa Cakes and Penguin, wanted to make sure its induction programme was relevant to both new starters and any existing employees who might access the training.
UB used video of real employees talking about their jobs to add relevance and authenticity to the content.You can read more about the experience at United Biscuits in HR Grapevine magazine. This report gives clear, insightful indicators about your strategy's current strengths and how that compares to your peers.
Supporting or providing social spaces for informal learning and sharing is key too - the how will depend on who your audience is and how they currently work together.Measurement comes into play here as you have managers, teams, and peers providing tailored feedback about performance and application. But leadership and management development is often holistic, and ongoing - like a journey rather than a series of interventions. The aim is to help L&D professionals focus on one area of action that will help them deliver impact.
To track what tools, learning, and performance support is used by an individual is a bit of a red-herring - especially if you're genuinely offering it up to help them in anyway that works for them. And, if improving induction is your focus, there are more ideas in Sponge UK's Rough Guide to Induction. There has to be some bigger, business goals to be measured, alongside the individuals' performance or growth targets, and it might take a little while for the data to come in for these. Louise PasterfieldManaging Director, Sponge UK Louise has more than 20 years' experience in learning and design and is passionate about making elearning absorbing so staff can apply what they have learned immediately into the workplace.Her interest is in how best to harness technology so people can learn, grow and make a difference to their organisations.
In terms of those millennials as future leaders - don't leave it too late before you start developing them. In Deloitte's report on this generation, Not only is this generation notoriously flighty and ready to up and leave within two years, but 70% of those ready to jump ship cite lack of leadership training as the reason why. Just think about how that Personalised Benchmark Report will help you deliver better results.Unsure if you are ready?Benchmarking will help you make up your mind if you should enter an award this year or wait until next year when you have had a chance to build further on current successes. So to attract and retain talent, and build leaders of tomorrow, open up those digital, multi-device resources -  simulations, diagnostics, videos, podcasts, tools and more to anyone who's interested.



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