Why learning is the future of work

By Future Talent Learning

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We know that the skills needed to succeed at work are evolving fast and will only continue to do so ever more rapidly.

At the heart of meeting this challenge is learning.


Without effective learning and development programmes, modern training methods and a culture that puts learning front and centre, reskilling and upskilling initiatives cannot succeed. 


Read our latest Whitepaper focussing on the Future of Learning.


Key points 

The key to succeeding in an era of radical transformation is learning. As the professional landscape evolves, employees are beginning to understand that future success relies upon their ability to continuously develop new skills and abilities.


That’s why savvy organisations are now moving away from extrinsic motivators like salary and bonuses to intrinsic ones like growth, autonomy and purpose when it comes to employee engagement.


Here are the key takeaways from our whitepaper:


More than 1bn workers will need reskilling by 2030, with digitisation programmes accelerating during the pandemic to meet demand. 

Skills gaps are widening, not narrowing. The competition for talent is intensifying and organisations need new strategies to thrive in the future. 

Forward thinking organisations are moving towards intrinsic motivators like purpose and growth when it comes to engagement. they are moving away from extrinsic ones like salary and bonuses. 

Continuous change requires continuous skills growth - this requires a renewed focus on learning. 

Develop an elite learning culture that is playful, inspires curiosity and and is tailored to an individual’s learning needs and style. 

Technology is changing learning - AI, gamification and simulation can revolutionise learning success. 



We’ve spoken to academics and experts, industry professionals and heads of business on issues ranging from how successful organisations build learning cultures to the skills we’ll need in the future. We’ve distilled key takeaways to transform your business.


Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Andrew White, Senior Fellow in Management Practice, Saïd Business School

Brad Harris, Professor of Management, HEC Paris

Arturo Bris, Director and Professor of Finance, IMD World Competitiveness Center

Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, CEO and Author

Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer, Novartis


Re-evaluate how, why and when you deliver learning

In a complex and ever-changing world of work, in which organisations must constantly reinvent themselves, learning is no longer a function of HR or L&D – but a business imperative.


Future Talent Learning can help employees develop the human skills needed to transition from managing to leading. Talk to us today to find out how we can help you transform your learning offer. 


We deliver short courses and two management apprenticeships, focusing on the most in-demand human-centred skills that can be applied and practised in the flow of work.  


Our apprenticeships are 100% virtual mini-MBA, deliver against two management apprenticeships and can be funded through your Apprenticeship Levy


Developing the business case for learning

This whitepaper was published by Future Talent Learning in partnership with Talent & Leadership Club and LPI. It is part of a series examining how L&D leaders can use their influence and skills to impact the business bottom line. 


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