Optimizing the organizational structure is one way for learning leaders to substantially impact the business value they create for their organizations. Optimal organizational structures can improve business alignment and targeted execution on business goals and priorities, and can reduce total cost of ownership for the L&D function.
Learning & development ultimately exists to deliver business value to the business, yet too many L&D organizations have difficulty meeting that objective. Their credibility is suspect because tangible business value is not being delivered, and the trend is for learning leaders to be replaced by business leaders who deeply understand the business and can “learn” how be a learning leader.
Only about 10–15% of companies possess well developed learning and development programs that are properly aligned with strategy and outcomes, according to Bersin by Deloitte research. Bersin’s research suggests that learning leaders have an opportunity transform their organizations into centers of excellence within their companies by consistently and deliberately delivering measurable business value.