Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 08, 2012
As business becomes increasingly global, organizations are facing the challenge of training a workforce dispersed around the world. In a recent survey only 32 percent of learning professionals indicated that global learning initiatives have been successful to a high or very high extent. This is one of the compelling findings in the new research report "The Global Workplace: Learning beyond Borders" from ASTD and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), sponsored by the International Coach Federation.
The research shows that there is much more to global learning and development than simply delivering training to employees in regions outside an organization’s headquarters. Many considerations must be taken into account including resources, government issues, cultural concerns, organizational design, and delivery approaches.
The research is based on input from 637 respondents, half of whom reported that their organizations are currently offering global learning or planning to do so within three years. Key findings include
The report also includes recommendations from learning practitioners who took part in the launch of global learning programs. Some recommendations include:
The complete report "The Global Workplace: Learning Beyond Borders" is available from ASTD on the ASTD Store.
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit http://www.astd.org.