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Chief Learning Officer Survey: Learning Budgets Stable, Increased Focus on Relevance to Maximize Benefit

This IDC study presents recent survey data on how companies are investing their training dollars, in what learning technology and learning services areas, and where spending will change from 2016 to 2017. The broader economic environment strongly influences spending on training. A drive for efficiency, or rapid expansion, or leveraging technology has each been a theme in recent CLO investment decisions. This survey shows that CLOs are successfully prioritizing their training investments to maximize relevance and ensure successful outcomes."CLOs are leveraging performance technologies to achieve their goals of improving the impact of organizational learning." — Cushing Anderson, HR, Talent and Learning Services research

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Continued Stabilization: 2016 Training Budgets About the Same as 2015
Key Investment Areas: Relevance and Efficiency
Content Development Focus Remains Stable
Future Outlook
Assessment and Learning Management Systems Are Top Technology Priorities
Essential Guidance
Focus on Relevance to Maximize Benefit
Advice for CLOs
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