Pilot Program Highlights Why Hybrid Working Needs a New Approach to Talent Development


Insights from a talent development project with a large US metropolitan public works department have highlighted the key learning challenges faced by managers in today’s hybrid workplace.

  • In May 2022 confidence in managing hybrid employees showed 53% of managers rated their confidence 3 or below on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being high.
  • In the same month, 57% of managers rated their knowledge 3 or below, with only 5% achieving the high rating of 5.

This clearly shows that managers needed a different way of learning than a traditional training program. Talogy conducted a pilot program with the large metropolitan public works department. Piloting the new AIM Learning System, which provides a more holistic approach to talent development and is designed to drive lasting behavioral change, managers undertook a blended learning and action-oriented approach.

The results demonstrated the difference that can be made by changing the approach to learning and development. 85% of participants felt that the diverse modes of learning made the experience more engaging and effective. 90% believed that the knowledge and skills learned will directly support them in managing effectively in a hybrid work environment.

Responses from participants post the pilot AIM Learning System program highlighted the improvements in knowledge and confidence.

  • In August,92% of managers rated their confidence on a 4 or 5 scale, an increase of 45% compared to May 2022.
  • Equally, 91% of managers rated their knowledge on a 4 or 5 scale, an increase of 48% compared to May 2022.

“The pandemic accelerated the change that was already happening in learning and development. Over the past year, we have focused on improving our AIM platform, bringing in team problem-solving challenges that were influenced by new modes of working an improved learning experience, and active and engaging participation,” says Rebecca Parkerson, Director of Talent Solutions at Talogy.

“AIM provides a solution to how dispersed teams can operate more effectively together, offering a development journey that helps create cohesive, collaborative, and highly productive teams combined with an individual approach that makes a lasting difference in behavior and performance.”

The new AIM Learning System from Talogy is a personalized, experiential, and job-related competency development program. By combining a variety of learning modalities, including team collaboration in a digital experience similar to an escape room, the program focuses on sustained behavioral change with long-term impact.”

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