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Research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has revealed that employers are at risk of switching off tech-savvy managers by failing to capitalise on the opportunities of digital learning.
The survey found that 97% of managers have spent at least one day on digital learning in the last year, with the average manager spending eight days on e-learning for professional development.
But with 80% of managers saying their organisations are failing to use digital to improve the quality of management development, more needs to be done to improve the training experience.
Adaptive learning is high on the list of those surveyed for improving digital professional development, with 73% wanting to see more of this technology deployed. More than half (55%) also want to see more support in ‘doing’ rather than learning the art of management.
CMI chief executive Ann Francke said, “Many employers need to rethink how they go about helping their managers learn more skills. Just dumping textbooks onto smartphones is a dumb way to up-skill managers.
“Managers want personalised, bite-size content, to share knowledge and learn from connected peer networks and to ask questions and get feedback in real time. Why? Because it’s now part of how we work and live.”
The Chartered Management Institute Magazine