Editor’s note: Some interesting and challenging insights here from L&D analyst Josh Bersin. Most of the disruptions are powered by technology. And most of the new skills for L&D are just that – new.
Editor’s note: The Bank of England’s chief economist claims low productivity is a result of poor management. Is he right? Isn’t there a fundamental design fault in most managers’ job roles – that they have to mix technical and management tasks and that they are rewarded for technical, not management goals?
Editor’s note: A pioneer of remote working, IBM, is asking employees to become office-based. It’s interesting to see the thinking behind the decision. Is this a big business problem being solved here? That is, IBM need to have start-up type environments to speed up innovation and that means people working together in the same place? Clearly there is a also cost-saving dimension to this.
Editor’s note: Using some of the data from the recently published 2017 Deloitte Human Capital Trends report, Paul Bromford makes some great observations about the fact the digital revolution has largely failed to impact they way we work. This is an opportunity for L&D professionals to take two leaps forward and really rethink what learning needs to look like in a digitally-transformed workplace.