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Learning and development

Learning and development

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is L&D? 

Learning and development, or L&D, is the process through which individuals and organizations develop their ability to achieve their desired performance objectives. L&D can be focused on individual employees or on an organization as a whole. L&D programs can be formal or informal and can be delivered through a variety of methods, including classroom instruction, videos, seminars, workshops, on-the-job training, and company-sponsored extracurricular activities.

Learning and development professionals are tasked with identifying skill gaps among employees within an organization, then developing and delivering training to fill those gaps.

What are the types of learning and development? 

  • Teamwork training 
  • Quality training 
  • Softskills development 
  • onboarding 
  • leadership training 
  • Courses in every filled 

Why does it consider that learning and development are important?

Learning and development are necessary in order to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the workforce. With new technologies and processes constantly being developed, it is essential for employees to be able to learn new skills and keep up with the latest changes. Additionally, learning and development help employees to be more engaged and productive in their roles, which benefits both the individual and the organization.

Learning remains the single most important component of success for any organization.