Leading Industry Research Report Highlights SkillSoft's Leadership Development Program as On-Point with Industry and Customer Demands
Bersin & Associates Research Bulletin Reports that SkillSoft's Evolving Portfolio Keeps Pace with the Changing Nature of Leadership DevelopmentNASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkillSoft today announced the release of a new industry report from Bersin & Associates, the premier research and consulting firm dedicated to helping HR, talent and learning professionals drive business results. SkillSoft is a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small-to-medium-sized businesses. The report, "Next Generation Leadership Development: SkillSoft's Evolving Portfolio Exemplifies the Changing Nature of Leadership Programs," authored by David Mallon, vice president, Bersin & Associates and Laci Loew, senior analyst, Bersin & Associates, discusses the changing nature of today's leadership development programs. In the report, Bersin & Associates explores the evolution of blended formal and informal development programs, the importance of developing leaders at all levels and how SkillSoft's solutions address today's leadership development needs. Having flexible and blended development solutions such as SkillSoft's platform is essential when looking to step up to the evolving needs of today's leaders. "As businesses evolve their approach to leadership development by matching the needs of the next generation of executives with business goals, it's important for learning vendors to deliver flexible, impactful tools for today's workplace," said David Mallon, vice president, Bersin & Associates. "We've found that SkillSoft's solutions are on-point with the evolving needs of the industry, offering an expanded portfolio of resources that includes social, on-demand, mobile, storytelling and other next generation methods. Such leadership development solutions go a long way to address development gaps for leaders at all levels and to arm them with 21st-century skills." Share on Twitter
.@Bersin finds @SkillSoft #leadership development program on-point w/ industry demands bit.ly/xLt0ij Check out the report to see why — SkillSoft (@SkillSoft) February 8, 2012The report also underscores the fact that the most effective value development experiences come from organizations that utilize a true blended, also known as a 70-20-10, approach of formal and informal development. More specifically, Bersin & Associate's research found that the most mature companies leveraged both formal and informal learning. Furthermore, companies with mature leadership development result in an increased business influence. Other key findings include:
- Classroom lectures and e-learning are the most effective traditional delivery approach for strategic leadership development used by companies with mature leadership at 85% and 59% respectively.
- Coaching and on-the-job training are the most effective non-traditional delivery approach for leadership development used by companies with mature leadership at 63% and 54% respectively.