Asking ‘why bother with 70:20:10 at all’? This report shows why you might be missing out
It’s no secret that we here are the Docebo blog are interested in the 70:20:10 approach to learning. That’s because businesses are increasingly adopting 70:20:10 to help build organizational strength.
That said, many are still questioning whether the approach is a just a theory for workplace learning, a way of cutting down training costs, or a mantra to be followed slavishly, without much room for deviation.
Getting past the theory of 70:20:10
Others are asking whether 70:20:10 is simply ‘old wine in new bottles’ in light of the fact that most Learning and Development (L&D) professionals believe they already combine learning and work. And some ask ‘why bother with 70:20:10 at all’ or ‘what is it with this neat formula – 70, 20, 10’?
People can be very suspicious of nice round numbers. Surely the reality of learning and performing is too complex to be described in terms of simple ratios?
Despite all these questions and criticisms, there’s a worldwide movement of L&D professionals who realize and acknowledge the value of 70:20:10.
Build a 70:20:10 strategy by designing learning effectively
If you would like to see the full picture, it is something we will cover extensively in our upcoming white paper, Designing Learning that Works: Using 70-20-10 effectively. Available next week exclusively through Docebo.com, the white paper, composed by Charles Jennings and Jos Arets of the 70:20:10 Institute, gives actionable advice on how to approach 70:20:10 from a practical perspective.
As the authors acknowledge in the report, 70:20:10 is not because it’s a mantra, an ideology or an end in itself, but instead enables L&D professionals to connect more quickly and effectively to what really matters: learning and performing at the speed of business. It’s not just about providing formal learning solutions. By using 70:20:10 as a reference model, more and more L&D professionals are co-creating solutions with their business colleagues.
This ‘movement’ and new way of working with 70:20:10 makes L&D more relevant to their organizations. We’ll be publishing the paper on Tuesday, so stay tuned.
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