When learning goals and organizational goals are one and the same, it’s easier to secure leadership buy-in for the learning agenda. Businesses succeed when everyone works together toward common goals. Yet evidence suggests this doesn’t always happen — especially when it comes to learning and development. Recent research finds that only 8% of L&D professionals believe their mission is aligned to the company strategy. Also, only 8% of HR professionals believe their operations planning takes L&D goals into account, and a third believe their goals come from the organizational strategy.