Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 3

KEN TAYLOR

FROM THE
EDITOR

DATA FLUENCY ACROSS THE BUSINESS

To navigate and withstand the changes
businesses are seeing over the course of
the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations
must be able to effectively use data to
remain innovative and agile. With so
much uncertainty for the future, leaders
must harness the data available within
their organization to make informed
business decisions.

EMPLOYEES
ACROSS THE ENTIRE
ORGANIZATION MUST
LEARN TO SPEAK THE
LANGUAGE OF DATA.

This issue of Training Industry Magazine
focuses on data fluency and leveraging
learning analytics to enhance business
performance. It is no longer enough to be
aware of our data and where to source it;
we need to champion the use of that data
to improve business outcomes.
As leaders, we need to consult the data
available to us during times of crisis and
allow those metrics to lead us through the
decision-making process. Understanding
data is no longer just a leadership exercise.
Employees across the entire organization
must learn to speak the language of
data and apply it to improve productivity
and performance.
This requires a shift in mindset for many of
us in the workplace. We must tap into our
innate curiosity to find the correct data that
will lead to significant insights. There is an
abundant amount of data available today,
and one major challenge is finding the right
data to solve the right problem. Making
connections between business milestones
and the data available in your organization
can serve as guideposts for your evolution
toward a more data-driven organization.

Speaking of data, Training Industry has
been conducting an ongoing pulse survey
to better understand the effects of the
pandemic on the learning and development
(L&D) industry. The study has revealed
the top four challenges facing L&D
professionals, which include transitioning
to remote learning, maintaining employee
motivation, increasing cybersecurity, and
adhering to new compliance regulations
and restrictions.
Our study revealed that more than half of
training professionals and organizations
are in flux right now - whether retooling
current programs or developing new
solutions in response to new challenges.
To provide training leaders the context
they need on their own journey to the
new normal, we included an infographic
demonstrating key findings from the
survey on page 4 of this issue.
The pandemic has created a multitude of
business challenges, but it has also created
an opportunity to reimagine learning at
our organizations. By leaning on data,
we can eliminate ineffective programs
and processes and replace them with
more efficient and creative alternatives.
As always, we love to hear your thoughts
on the insights and perspectives shared in
the magazine. Please feel free to send any
suggestions for future editions of Training
Industry Magazine for us to consider.
Ken Taylor is the president and editor in
chief of Training Industry, Inc. Email Ken.

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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020

Learning Fluency Across the Business
Table of Contents
Learning Transcendence: Preparing for Crisis
Learning Data: Fact or Fallacy?
Learning: The Ultimate Business Continuity Strategy
Data Fluency and Your Highest Probability of Success
Building the Case for Impact Investigation
Using Analytics to Prioritize Leadership Development Initiatives
How Do We Measure Our D&I Efforts?
Data Science: How It Makes L&D Integral to Business Success
Measuring the Impact of a Bad Boss
Filling in the Gaps: The Most Important Data and Analytics Capabilities for Today's Companies
Pinpointing the Underlying Causes of Scrap Learning
Data-Driven Practices for Content Development
Redesigning a Highly Technical Instructor-led Training Course to a Computer-Based Training: How to be Accurate and Engaging
Developing eLearning for a Global Audience: Cultural Considerations
Building Data Fluency in L&D: A Quick Guide
Identifying Training Solutions to Business Problems Based on Data Fluency
Does It Take a Pandemic for Employees to Make Time for Learning?
Supporting Workers Displaced by COVID-19 and Building an Equitable Workforce
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 1
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 2
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Learning Fluency Across the Business
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 4
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 6
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Learning Transcendence: Preparing for Crisis
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 9
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 11
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Learning Data: Fact or Fallacy?
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Learning: The Ultimate Business Continuity Strategy
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 16
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Data Fluency and Your Highest Probability of Success
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Building the Case for Impact Investigation
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 20
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 21
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 22
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Using Analytics to Prioritize Leadership Development Initiatives
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 24
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - How Do We Measure Our D&I Efforts?
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Data Science: How It Makes L&D Integral to Business Success
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 32
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 33
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Measuring the Impact of a Bad Boss
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 36
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Filling in the Gaps: The Most Important Data and Analytics Capabilities for Today's Companies
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Pinpointing the Underlying Causes of Scrap Learning
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 42
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 43
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Data-Driven Practices for Content Development
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 45
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 47
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Redesigning a Highly Technical Instructor-led Training Course to a Computer-Based Training: How to be Accurate and Engaging
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Developing eLearning for a Global Audience: Cultural Considerations
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 51
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 52
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Building Data Fluency in L&D: A Quick Guide
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 54
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Identifying Training Solutions to Business Problems Based on Data Fluency
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - 56
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Does It Take a Pandemic for Employees to Make Time for Learning?
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Supporting Workers Displaced by COVID-19 and Building an Equitable Workforce
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2020 - Company News
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