If you had 30 seconds with an executive who doesn’t take workplace learning very seriously, what would you say to them?
If workplace learning isn’t important to you, then you’re not able to steer your organization as accurately as you should be able to. You’ll have a harder time getting people to respond to new corporate initiatives, new product lines, new markets. To manage and to steer an organization, you need to get information to people, and you need to get that information consumed and understood in an efficient way. Helping your people learn helps your organization be agile and responsive.
And if you don’t have a modern learning system, you have to rely on traditional means; people searching themselves, asking around, etc. And that’s the raison d’etre, so to speak, of a learning system: getting the right information to the right people at the right time. And with Workday’s development model you should be able to add functionality and features at unprecedented speed and value compared to the competitors. And this speed and value are what’s important for the long run.