A Look at Gender-Based Learning and Development Gaps in the Workplace

| November 15, 2018

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These days, making learning and development inclusive might seem like a no-brainer, but data from a recent D2L survey has revealed that not all workplace employee training experiences are created equal.Inclusive learning offers organizations a key competitive advantage—a 2018 report from McKinsey & Company showed that companies in the top quartile of gender diversity outperform their more homogenous peers by more than 20 percent. We predict this number will only grow: as the shelf life of learned skills gets shorter, the companies which continue to thrive are those which have adaptive cultures. Diverse companies inherently hold more perspectives, helping them see around corners, predict future challenges and come up with innovative solutions. But, D2L’s survey data revealed that — when it comes to employee training — men and women aren’t being exposed to workplace learning and development opportunities in the same way.

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