L&D has come a long way since the 1900s, when billion-dollar corporations like Ford, AT&T, and Motorola pioneered the concept of workplace learning, to today’s highly targeted learning tactics and instructional design frameworks. In fact, it’s been almost a century!

Despite the importance of corporate L&D, many businesses struggle to develop an L&D program appropriately and successfully because they cannot answer one essential question. How can you precisely describe the objectives of a business learning and development program?

Answers to this question have always been difficult to come by. This is why, in the latest episode of our podcast, ‘The Digital Adoption Show,’ we asked a CLO with over 40 years of experience in the learning and development sector this question. Our guest speaker, Dr. Roy Pollock, the CLO of the 6Ds Learning Company, put it up in three easy sentences.

“In a business setting, you are in the performance business, not the training business. Don’t think of your job as delivering training. Your job is to help employees perform on the job. The real goal is performance.”

Dr. Roy Pollock has worked in the field of learning and development for over 40 years and is the co-author of the best-selling book The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning. He has a unique combination of business and educational experience. He’s also a well-known international speaker, consultant, and dedicated lecturer with a wealth of knowledge in the business world.

We discussed how Dr. Roy sees L&D in a business setting in our discussion, and you need to construct your instructional design framework to achieve corporate development and profitability

Insights from the Podcast

According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, more than half of all jobs will require major rescaling and upscaling in the next five years; you must be flexible, open to new ideas, and continue to learn or risk becoming outdated. That’s why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “always keep learning, you stop doing useful things if you don’t learn.”

So what’s stopping you from learning, go check out the episode here.