This blog was co-authored by Joanne Flynn, Jim Bosserman and Debbie Gower. This article brings together perspectives and research from three strategic performance and learning and development professionals.
As we described in last week’s discussion, the first blog in our learning & development (L&D) series, L&D is critical to an organization’s success. It’s not surprising that CEO’s of organizations continue to assert that talent is their #1 or #2 concern, particularly as it relates to skill gaps. 
Significant business change typically requires:
- Reassessment of business strategies, operating models, organization structures and competencies (i.e., knowledge, skills and behaviors) to address the very nature of work being performed
- Answering the questions of our people: “How do I get my job done to my very best ability?” and “What is in it for me?”