Do 70% of transformations fail?

What evidence is there this is actually true? This week’s ‘Caveat Emptor’ investigation probes the murky world of research into organisational transformation. Is it really true that ‘70% of organisational transformation efforts fail’? The claim initially attracted the attention of our investigators because this tripped three separate alarms we  apply when assessing ‘suspicious’ statistics.  Firstly, the research


Moonrakers! So the moon really is made of cream cheese? Wiltshire once lay on the secret smuggling routes from the coast of England.  Some local men had hidden contraband barrels of French brandy in a village pond. While trying to retrieve these with rakes at night, they were caught by the revenue men. However they

RIA Window

“RIA Window” – a mystery thriller! Issue 2 – 2019 Does e-learning improve knowledge retention to 25-60% compared to 8-10% for face-to-face training? We investigate! Have you ever read these  words before? – “The Research Institute of America reports that learning retention rates improve from 8 to 10 percent for face-to-face training to 25 to

Caveat emptor!

Let the buyer beware Headlines on vendor sites across the web are currently screaming:  “Every dollar invested in eLearning results in $30 of increased productivity!” However a  Learning Accelerators investigation reveals absolutely no evidence that these claims can be substantiated.  The precise wording varies slightly from vendor to vendor, but as  in the examples shown here

The mythical 10%…

“Some studies have shown that only 10% of corporate training is effective“ Professor Michael Beer – Forbes, July 25, 2016 I have read many versions of the comment above, written various ways, over the last 30 years. Over the weekend I intervened in a LinkedIn discussion thread, headed with the quote above, which has so far