The True Value of Learning & Development Find out what happens when an organisation has not got an L&D department, and where the true value in learning and development lies. Published on 29 August, 2016 Find out what happens when an organisation has not got an L&D department, and where the true value in learning and development lies. Learning and Development departments have developed over the past few decades, and there is a growing trend towards in-house training, rather than outsourcing. So why is L&D “suddenly” so important? The Value To those working in Learning and Development, the value of L&D is clear. However, explaining the crucial importance of L&D to other departments can be tasking. Learning and Development is a lifelong process and, although motivation varies with every individual, organisations can play a big role in helping employees develop into the right direction. Educating other departments L&D doesn’t provide instantly tangible results, such as flowcharts or presentations, and their focus is on long-term gains. Because of this, L&D professionals have to make a concerted effort to remind others about the results and benefits of ongoing learning. Value Your Relationships It’s important to build good relations with staff. Maintaining so many relationships can be a challenge, but, as L&D professional, it is crucial to build trust by learning as much as possible about the business and its goals by connecting with each department on a regular basis. No Learning and Development Department? For organisations without L&D, they often buy in expertise or managers and employees have to identify learning needs and source themselves. While the value of L&D is clear, not every company can afford an in-house L&D department and learning could mean doing it on the job without formalised training. twitter Tweet facebook Share pinterest Pin Mimeo Marketing Team Mimeo is a global online print provider with a mission to give customers back their time. By combining front and back-end technology with a lean production model, Mimeo is the only company in the industry to guarantee your late-night print order will be produced, shipped, and delivered by 8 am the next morning. For more information, visit mimeo.com and see how Mimeo’s solutions can help you save time today.