“L&D innovation is the result of questioning what you are doing, and why.” That is what Nick Shackleton-Jones, former head of online learning at BP and author of ‘A Preliminary Explanation of Learning’, said in a recent #LDinsight Twitter chat on innovation.
This statement is a great place to start if you are looking to innovate the learning offering in your organisation. For many, that innovation means focusing on the supply chain as there will be some element of L&D delivery that is outsourced.
The challenge for L&D managers is asking the questions that Shackleton-Jones says need to be asked. Why is that such a challenge? L&D is used to creating a ‘learning brief’ that will then be put in front of learning providers. The organisation then receives back a learning solution.