Business minded L&D
April 3, 2013 Leave a comment
I always like how Sukh thinks about learning and its connection to the business. this post is definately worth a read.
So you know how we hear lot’s in the profession about being more business minded to give ourselves value? Well, I’m onboard with that as a concept and as an ideal. It helps me to understand there are things I can and should be doing which will help me to be better at the job I do. If I choose to.
But what does it mean to be more business minded? How do you get more commercial acumen? How do you gain business acumen? As an L&Der, does this stuff actually make a difference to the job we do?
Well, it can make a big difference. It’s what sets ‘trainers’ apart from ‘L&D professionals’. To my mind, there’s a role for both in organisations.
We need trainers. That is people who are proficient (or even possible expert) in a particular skill set, and can help others learn that skill set…
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