In this weeks QuestionTime we her the view of LPI consultant Nigel Harrison.

In your opinion what is the biggest anxiety within the world of learning and development at the moment?

How do we align ourselves to the business and prove that we add value.

Who or what is informing your thinking around L&D?
Charles Jennings, 702010 The Training Bubble

What is the most exciting innovation on the horizon for learning?
A focus on 100% performance rather than learning.

What “game changers” would you like to see and why?

Teams of Performance Consultant reporting directly to the board (not HR) who do a quick analysis of any request for L&D or HR investment so that all investments are linked to a measurable performance gap.  If we did this we could save 40% of investment wasted on inappropriate solutions.

What do you think the world of L&D will look like by 2020?

Self service L&D from interactive Intranet portals driven by line mangers and performers all transactional L&D will have been automated

L&D will be part of Performance support led by a team of internal Performance Consultants contributing to measurable organisational performance improvement

What advice would you give your 21 year old self?

What out for the rise of NLP and Neuroscience and keep up-to-date, Work with the business and record evidence of your successes


Check out the next Performance Consultancy Masterclass facilitated by Nigel Harrison taking place on the 08th and 09th February – simply click here for further information and to secure your place


About Nigel Harrison

Performance Consultant and author of books on Instructional Design and Performance Consulting, “How to be a True Business Partner” and “How to deal with power and Manipulation by Performance Consulting”

Specialties: Skills workshops on Performance Consulting, Virtual Coaching, facilitation of strategic workshops, performance problem analysis sessions and executive coaching for results

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