For years OnTrack has taken the lead in addressing critical topics related to the learning industry – everything from gender balance to technology advancement and learning as a strategic business function. In the process, we’ve regularly pulled regional and global learning leaders from some of the largest and most successful organisations in the world together to discuss and learn from each other. Through the months of June and July 2020, in response to the paradigm shifts caused by the COVID crisis, we engaged with our global network of clients and colleagues in three separate online discussion forums.

The purpose was to gather insight from across the globe, to share best practice and experiences from COVID-19 and discuss how this presents an opportunity for learning to shape the future of work and support the growth of our economies around the world.

This report captures the main points that came out of these conversations, along with our views and experiences as a global learning organisation. You will find it packed with valuable insights that you can use to help steer your organisation through these turbulent times and start to thrive in whatever kind of brave new world that emerges. Namely;

  • What remains true? While the crisis triggered huge changes across the corporate world we outline 5 things that continue to remain the same.
  • What has changed? The COVID pandemic has had a major impact globally and caused a domino effect of change.
  • What are the implications? Global corporations are seizing these opportunities but what are the implications for HR teams?

The discussions had expert contributions from; John Augustine Ong, Head of Learning and Development, Singapore Exchange SGX, who hosted the Big Conversation for the APAC region. Peter Yarrow, Global Head of Learning, Standard Life Aberdeen, was our host for the EMEA region. Kendra Young, Talent Development, Onboarding & Colleague Experience at Barclaycard International hosted the Americas discussion.

This was followed by a presentation from Nigel Jeremy, a globally recognised expert in helping organisations deliver through people over the last three decades in a stellar career with some of the world’s biggest brands including British Airways, Marks and Spencer, HBOS, Vodafone and EasyJet. He is much sought after for his understanding of working across international cultures and generations in the workplace.

Download the report now to gain insight into how other organisations are using learning to shape the future of work and support the growth of our economies around the world.