Development Update in Corporate Learning and Development
Here is a good question for us all. How long is a piece of string?
You may then ask:
What weight does it have to carry?
Is it easy to use? Will the weather rot it?
How long does it have to last?
Will it be used again in other areas?
What is its unit
What will happen if it fails to cope with the demands we
place on it? Who is to blame?
These are typical of the issues and demands that we face in
designing a corporate university. We do
not know how long a corporate university will run. We
do know that what we have designed in the
past is quite different to what we envisage for the future. We are
in a moving scenario. We are looking for
tomorrow's right answers today.
So who has the responsibility for answering these questions?
Is it HR,
logistics. R+D specialist
sales? Or will
the CEO keep or delegate the task?
You need a good corporate university
champion with all the right skills, attributes and scope to get what
is needed in a network of people who can work together. We all know
that to be successful the corporate university needs the right
people to undertake this work.
So what do you think about solving this
scenario? I would be interested to hear
For further reading
on this subject please see:
Chronology of Corporate University Thinking