What is the LXCI?
ASTD has created the ASTD Learning Executives Confidence Index (LXCI) to assess the outlooks and expectations of learning executives for the next six months on a 100-point scale, modeled after the CEO Confidence Indices reported by Chief Executive Magazine and The Conference Board.
The LXCI provides a snapshot of learning executive confidence in the future and factors in expectations of their learning functions' abilities to meet learning needs and to show impact in the following areas:
- Corporate productivity
- The status of learning as a key strategic
component within the organization, and
- The availability of resources for learning
Learning executives with low scores (0 to 49 on the scale) anticipate that in six months impact on these three areas will be moderately or substantially worse. Those with higher scores (51 to 100 on the scale) expect these areas to moderately or substantially improve.
The quarterly Learning Executives Confidence Index is a composite score for all learning executives included in the survey and reflects the expectations these senior executives have for learning in the next six months. Higher indices (above 50) reflect a more positive outlook and lower indices a more negative.