Brandon Hall Group Research to Show How to Connect Learning to the Future of Work

As 2020 clearly demonstrated, the future of work is never far away. Instead of treating it as some distant state that we may never actually reach, organizations must begin now to create a learning strategy that ensures an agile, flexible and adaptive workforce with the skills to make the business successful.

Boca Raton, FL — June 21, 2021 — Brandon Hall Group, the leading independent HCM research and analyst firm, is launching a new study to identify how organizations can create a learning strategy for the future of work.

“Learning is the catalyst for talent to take on with confidence what the future of work holds,” Brandon Hall Group Principal Analyst David Wentworth said. “An expanding remote workforce, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and many more influences are converging to make the next few years some of the most volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous businesses have yet to see.”

Organizations cannot hope to simply hire their way through these changes. They have to be able to develop the skills the business will require, even if they don’t yet know what those are. 

“It starts with a strong yet agile learning strategy that lays out a framework for what success looks like, how to deliver it, and how to measure it,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “This will set the foundation that allows the learning function, its people, and its technology to evolve and adapt with the changing business needs, all while developing a workforce that is also evolving and adapting.”

Brandon Hall Group’s survey is designed to understand the organization and structure of the learning function as companies work to created and execute their learning strategy.

Brandon Hall Group will ask respondents to define their approach to their learning strategy and its execution and correlate them with increases in key performance indicators to identify best and next practices in career advancement strategies. Brandon Hall Group analysts will create models and frameworks to help organizations improve their learning strategies.

To participate in this study, go to Those who complete the research gain access to a Strategy Brief and immediate access to the Brandon Hall Group eBook, Preparing a Strategy for Learning’s New Future.

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For over 27 years, we have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10,000,000 employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.