Are people who work from home more productive? Will our open-plan office make people communicate more effectively? How does coaching work? Does 360-degree feedback do more harm than good? Does management training create better managers?
All very good questions, but how often are they asked in the typical HR work environment? Not often enough, if recent data from the CIPD Learning and Development Survey 2015 is anything to go by! Their survey illustrated that only a tiny minority of UK organisations undertake thorough evaluation of their training and development initiatives.