Rewiring corporate learning #10: Know when to stick, twist or quit

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In his concluding article in our series on rewiring corporate learning, the BBC’s former chief learning officer Nigel Paine provides some advice on how to survive as a learning leader.   This section is about personal survival. If you set out to rewire Corporate Learning you are not going to have an easy path. It […]

Rewiring corporate learning #9: acquire a network

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In his penultimate article on rewiring corporate learning, Nigel Paine looks at why, as an L&D professional, you need to have a network. You might be the lone representative of L&D in your organisation, or top dog in a department with hundreds or staff. In both instances you need a network of experts outside your […]

Rewiring corporate learning #8: Get some scouts

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The BBC’s former chief learning officer Nigel Paine continues his series on rewiring corporate learning. Here he looks at why L&D needs scouts. I was chairing a panel session in the US recently. On the panel were the top learning managers from a few large companies. Ranged before them were about 40 key suppliers into […]

Rewiring corporate learning #7: develop a great team

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Developing a great team isn’t easy but it will help you achieve success, says Nigel Paine in the latest article in our series on Rewiring Corporate Learning. It is obvious that if you build a great team around you, you will have more success than if you build a poor team, however, life if not […]

Rewiring Corporate Learning #6: See the big picture

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Having a wider view of the business context will help L&D have greater impact, says Nigel Paine in his latest article in our series on rewiring corporate learning. When things go wrong in workplaces it is always easy to pick on the symptoms and never actually tackle the disease. Yahoo!’s recent statements banning work from […]

Rewiring Corporate Learning #5: Jumping into technology

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Continuing his series on rewiring corporate learning, Nigel Paine, former chief learning officer at the BBC, looks at technology. No organisation on this planet can avoid technology and over 70% of the workforce use some form of technology (usually computers) for their jobs. When I worked for the BBC, a power cut in one building […]

Rewiring corporate learning #4: Do Data

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Nigel Paine, former chief learning officer at the BBC, continues his series on rewiring corporate learning. Here he looks at data. We are moving into an era of big data. What does that mean? It means using data that is often collected and barely used to draw fresh conclusions. It is collecting complementary data that […]

Rewiring corporate learning #3: Focus on impact

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Nigel Paine, former chief learning officer at the BBC, continues his series on rewiring corporate learning. Here he looks at impact. It is easy to demand a focus on impact.  Harder to define the measures that will deliver that.  Here are ten hints to help you achieve that: Try to take a long view: the […]

Rewiring corporate learning #2: how to decide where to begin

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Continuing his series on rewiring corporate learning, Nigel Paine, former chief learning officer at the BBC, looks at where to start the process. How do you decide where to begin? The answer is: gather information. Talk to staff at as senior level as it is possible to get access. Take the information that you receive […]

Rewiring corporate learning #1: understand where you need to go

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In a new series for the New Year, Nigel Paine, former chief learning officer at the BBC, shares his thoughts on rewiring corporate learning. A new year requires new ideas! So this series of short think pieces focuses on rewiring corporate learning. But we should start by asking why? Not simply for the sake of […]