BEST: Better Than the Rest
Were often asked What does it take to be BEST? It isnt just one
thing that makes a company a winner of an ASTD BEST Award.
Organizations only make it to the ranks of the BEST if they can
demonstrate excellence in several of these areas: alignment,
C-level involvement, efficiency, effectiveness, investment in
learning, learning opportunities for employees, measurement of
effectiveness and efficiency, and success with nontraining
solutions to business needs.
Many BEST organizations involve their top leaders, including the
CEO, as teachers and mentors. Their CEOs support the corporate
university and see it as a way to help prepare the next generation
of leaders designated by the companys succession plan. Companies
gain efficiencies too, by training managers as trainers. Forty-two
companies made the grade this year. Find out who.