To maximize investments in learning and development, and to address the talent gap that many organizations face, performance-based learning changes behavior where it matters most. The most effective learning strategies first examine the "linchpin positions" with the highest correlation between high personal performance and superior business performance, identifies what high performers do, what they know, how they think, and how they learn.
But closing a performance gap isn't as easy as creating a learning program around high performer skills and attributes. It is important to know who has high potential and how to target development programs to accelerate their transformation into high performers. Then organizations can leverage advanced learning strategies and technologies, such as structured coaching and mentoring, simulations and stretch assignments, to provide rapid and self-sustaining performance results. Today's most effective learning happens on the job through managers who know how to develop their staff talent. The learning tracks in the Learning Technologies Talent Topic cover how to move beyond traditional instructional systems design or organizational development strategy and utilize technology for maximum impact.