Towards Maturity’s excellent annual benchmark study, just published, reveals the real business impact of learning technologies: of 700 enterprises benchmarked between 2011 and 2012, the average company was able to roll out new products, services and IT systems over 20% faster.
In addition, 23% achieved improvement in study time, 24% faster delivery time, 22% reduction in cost of training, 26% improvement in learning reach and 16% improvement in time to competency.
Social learning is on the rise with 63% of the companies allowing access to external social media sites.
The study goes on to report that 68% are using social learning to build networks inside the organisations; 55% to support learning generation and sharing of user generated content; 54 % for individuals to communicate in real time; 51% to reinforce formal learning and 49% to support personal professional development.
Mobile learning also showed growth with the use of mobile devices up from 39% to 47% from 2011 to 2012.
The report is the largest benchmark study of its type in Europe and it’s great to see hard facts proving that learning technologies are driving real business benefit. As an Ambassador of Towards Maturity, we’re delighted that this study brings concrete evidence to support learning professionals.
For more on Towards Maturity’s 2012 Benchmark Study please click here The 2012-13 Towards Maturity Benchmark
Maria van Vlodrop
General Manager EMEA