A CDF provides a balanced outline of company-specific capabilities that directly drive business impact

CANBERRA, Australia - AussieJournal -- The capability development framework, or CDF for short, is a tool that organisations use to outline what skills, knowledge and behaviours are expected of their employees to fulfill their roles in relation to business priorities. Building a sustainable organisation requires the support of a tailored capability framework, and a CDF is the key driver for linking business priorities to professional development and performance. The Acorn subject matter experts recently detailed the CDF in their latest article including why it matters and important considerations.

A CDF is vital for organisations looking to improve their workforce and stay competitive. It can improve recruitment, career planning, succession planning, L&D and workforce planning. Without a CDF, organisations risk having an under-skilled and inadequately knowledgeable workforce.

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Creating a CDF requires input and buy-in from relevant parties to align it with business strategy and objectives. There are 4 stages of maturity in organisational capability development: foundational, proficient, advanced and strategic levels. These levels indicate the ability to achieve tasks and decide on strategy and practice.

"A CDF provides a balanced outline of company-specific capabilities that directly drive business impact," said Blake Proberts (CEO and Co-Founder). "It's a framework for identifying and addressing capability gaps that arise within your organisation."

To effectively build and implement a capability development framework, organisations should tailor it to the specific needs of the company, balance technical and people skills, assess employee progress, and utilise a learning platform to upskill employees. Regularly assessing employee progress and upskilling employees through a learning platform allows organisations to show progression and measure improvement.

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You can read the Acorn experts' full article covering capability development frameworks on Acorn Labs:

Pursuit Technology is one of Australia's fastest growing HR technology companies. Pursuit, via Acorn LMS, takes a different view to strategically enabling HR and L&D teams compared to traditional providers. Rather than focusing on analytics after learning experience, their products use workforce planning and capability frameworks prior to any learning. By linking to a company's strategy, Pursuit products can inform organisational capability gaps and suggest education, deliver this education, then measure the impact – proving business impact by the HR and L&D team in a quantifiable way.

Dean Walters

Source: Pursuit Technology
Filed Under: Business

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