What is the 70:20:10 model?

WHITEPAPER: 70:20:10 into action

Authors: Jos Arets, Charles Jennings, Vivian Heijnen – Co-Founders 70:20:10 Institute

An approach developed to help people and organizations perform at the speed of business

The 70:20:10 model isn’t just a numeric sequence. It is a fundamentally different view of work, performance and learning in the 21st century.

Implementing the 70:20:10 model will generate real business impact, by adjusting the organisational focus from solely developing formal learning solutions to integrating learning in the workflow.

the 70:20:10 model

Based on the principle that:

70 percent of learning comes from experience, experiment and reflection.

20 percent derives from working with others.

10 percent comes from formal interventions and planned learning solutions.

70:20:10 is a Reference Model

The numbers are essentially a reminder that people learn most from working and interacting with others in the workplace (70+20). The specific ratio (70:20:10), in any given situation, will vary, depending on the work environment and the organisational results required.

Read this blog post to see how our thought leaders have debunked the most popular 70:20:10 myths. 

Align L&D with the organizational core business objectives

WHITEPAPER: From Training to Performance Support

Authors: Jos Arets – Co-Founder 70:20:10 Institute

Bring learning closer to business with the 70:20:10 model

In our view, the 70:20:10 model is a practical metaphor illustrating the fact that people learn anywhere, at any time, mostly from their work (70) and from others (20).

Structured learning is still important, but it is not the only way, or even the main way in which people achieve high levels of performance. The always-on world of work uses technology to link living, working and learning, and thus to learn in a continuous, on-demand manner.

The purpose of the 70:20:10 model is not to separate learning and working, but to strengthen the synergy between them, so the 70, 20 and 10 solutions are mutually reinforcing.

the 70:20:10 model learning vs. performance

Further reading developed by our Thought Leaders

How to implement 70:20:10 in your organization?

WHITEPAPER: The 70:20:10 Methodology

Authors: Jos Arets – Co-Founder 70:20:10 Institute
the 70:20:10 roles

5 new roles for the L&D professionals

To act within the performance paradigm and function effectively as 70:20:10 experts, L&D specialists must adopt 5 new roles.

The current roles of L&D are primarily educational and based mainly on formal learning solutions (the 10). The 702010 model empowers, however, those HR and L&D leaders who want to extend their remit and create real impact.

In order to do so and play a meaningful part in building high performance in their organisations, they are required to adopt a whole new set of processes, roles and critical tasks, contributing sustainably to workplace learning and offering measurable added value.

In our book ‘70:20:10 towards 100% performance we explain these roles and processes in detail, but they are outlined below. (link to book)

``Changing the collective mindset should be at the heart of any business transformational effort.``

Value-Based L&D – beyond the 70:20:10 model

WHITEPAPER: New Value Creation with 4 Business Models for L&D

Author: Jos Arets – Co-Founder 70:20:10 Institute 

Only implementing capability development solutions is not enough to create a deep change. By combining conceptual frameworks with an extensive set of actionable solutions, Value-Based L&D enables professionals to look at learning from a business-focused perspective, guiding them towards consolidating an agile organization, from strategy to implementation.

Building on the success our clients have had with the Expert Program, we wanted to expand our solutions to embrace a broader, systemic approach to L&D transformation.

Value-Based L&D

That’s why we developed Value-Based L&D

An approach that enables Learning Leaders to address the big picture of L&D,
supporting them in consolidating an agile and high-performing organization, by providing:

A systemic approach for L&D transformation

An extensive set of actionable solutions

Continuous support from our team of experts

See how we can help your organization!

We offer a wide-range of solutions for performance improvement and integrating learning in the workflow.