Learning and Development in the Organizations of the Future

  • Bob DignenEmail author
  • Tim Burmeister
Part of the Future of Business and Finance book series (FBF)


Digitalization seems to threaten numerous business models and raises deep questions about the meaning and practice of Learning and Development (L&D) functions that many see as disconnected from core business activity, pushing somewhat linear solutions into organizations traveling in multiple directions. The article explores the current and future realities of learning in organizations. Three conversations with L&D experts investigate the need for new forms of collective and connected leadership required to steer the “traveling organizations” of today and tomorrow and the potential for more values-based organizational cultures driven by sustainable purpose. On-demand performance support is expected to replace classic static L&D curricula. Leadership is on the verge of transcending leader, and newly relevant learning communities are about to emerge.

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.York AssociatesYorkUK
  2. 2.GP StrategiesLondonUK

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