Podcast | The intersection between tech and performance with Filip Lam

April 5, 2022
June 26, 2023

In a demanding environment where you’re scaling quickly and hiring fast, it can sometimes feel like everything needed to happen yesterday!

Where you originally needed to onboard 10 employees, you now need a programme that you can roll out for 100 or even 1,000 people to support your growth. This is where you need to figure out how to work smarter, not harder.

In this episode of L&D Disrupt we’re joined by Filip Lam, People Growth at Alan, to really unpick how we can leverage technology to save us time and drive performance. Read on for our key takeaway from this session!

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Running order:

01:22 Biggest challenges faced by high-growth companies.

03:14 Working out where L&D has the biggest impact.

11:00 What modern L&D looks like.

15:53 The role of tech in building new learning experiences.

19:19 How far should you plan ahead?

21:00 Exciting new trends in the space!

23:43 Quickfire round.

Key Learning: Performance-driven L&D goals

Filip puts it so eloquently when he says that “L&D is there to help the company execute much faster.” Although it’s nice to focus on things like growth mindsets, with performance as the driver, you’re actually helping people by getting them to perform better in line with the company strategy.

To begin with, you need to find out the strategic priorities of the company and work out where L&D can support that growth. This could be something to do with culture, onboarding, or whatever other gaps need filling – if it helps the company move faster then that’s where you’ll start.

As Filip touches on, this performance-driven approach can actually make it easier to communicate with the rest of the business and is a great starting point for collaboration.