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No Organization Is an Island

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Do you focus on learning ‘management’ or learning ‘engagement’? There’s a difference.

You’ve probably heard the expression “no man is an island.” The same applies to your organization. Within the current global business landscape, it’s difficult for a company to competitively operate on their own and be successful.
Your business depends on a complex network of partner relationships, customers, vendors, suppliers, and distributors. It’s these stakeholders who come together to design, build, and bring products and services to market.

Organizations that extended some sort of learning to customers and partners saw a 40% greater increase in revenue per full-time equivalent (FTE).

Having a learning management strategy to keep your extended enterprise up-to-date and engaged in your company’s brand should be a top priority. But how do you deliver this kind of learning in an extended enterprise scenario? Consider how your organization currently delivers learning. Do you focus on learning ‘management’ or learning ‘engagement’? There’s a difference.

Your traditional learning management system (LMS) can help your workforce stay up-to-date on the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by your business – but the learning needs of the extended enterprise are different. When you need to reach a large and diverse group of stakeholders scattered all over the world, the formal hierarchical design of a traditional LMS can become a barrier.

Your extended enterprise needs a more flexible and adaptable platform designed for dynamic learning. The key to this strategy is understanding partners are not employees. They don’t abide by your organization’s hierarchical structure, and don’t necessarily care about compliance training or want their performance tracked.

What they want – is to be drawn into the learning process, be engaged, and be motivated to return to learn more.
What you need – is a next-generation LMS that can help you deliver dynamic content in a more consumable way, and offer it anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

You know a one-size-fits-all LMS won’t serve the needs of your broader network of relationships. So if you think your organization is ready to move beyond management to engagement – it’s time for an extended enterprise learning strategy, delivered through a next-gen LMS, to help you get the most out of your global partner network. This whitepaper is an excellent resource for learning more about how a next-gen learning platform can help you engage and educate across your extended ecosystem of learning.


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