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UpsideLMS joint research study with People Matters
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UpsideLMS launches research study: Learning in the times of Distributed Everything

May 2020

As businesses around the world postpone and cancel in-person meetings in response to the novel coronavirus, workplace learning has emerged as one of the earliest and hardest-hit business activities. However, Learning and Development (L&D) and OD managers can't push the pause button on employee capability building. The need to train and upskill the workforce to work, learn and communicate in this new normal is critical than ever. To understand how organizations, especially in India, are re-imagining learning strategy and keeping capability building as the top agenda of the organization even in these disrupted times, UpsideLMS has launched a research called ‘Learning in the times of Distributed Everything’.

Conducted in association with People Matters, Asia’s largest and leading community platform of over 300K talent professionals, ‘Learning in the times of Distributed Everything’ will address the following (and more):

  • Barriers to effective L&D with respect to the distributed workforce (especially brought about 'suddenly' by COVID-19)
  • Expectations from technology and skilling to solve these challenges
  • How organizations can future-proof employees for the new world of work

Individuals that participate in this research study will get:

  • Access to a detailed report and know where their organization stands in the Learning & Development journey in the times of distributed everything
  • An in-depth report on industry specific Learning and Development trends

Amit Gautam, CEO of UpsideLMS, said “COVID-19 has brought about a new normal for individuals and businesses alike. But adapting to this new order is easier said than done. Teams and individuals across functions and levels are wading through unchartered waters, using technology they never had to and doing things in a way never done before. Both unit-level up-skilling as well as organization-wide transformational training, technical as well as non-technical training on remote-working skills, remote-management skills, leadership skills are not just good-to-have but a mandatory piece of the Digital Transformation strategy today.” Further, he added, “However for businesses with traditional L&D (classroom-centric), this calls for a paradigm shift in their mindset and approach. For others already on the path of digitalization, it nudges them to rethink their training strategy with digital-human at its heart. It is these two areas we want to uncover with our research so, as providers of learning-technology solutions, we can better service Indian organizations”.

 

Interested individuals can participate in the research ‘Learning in the times of Distributed Everything’ here.