Author Martinc

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8 minutes

Editor’s note: Here are some interesting insights into how Google is designing apps for business. The approach has two elements at its heart: human-centred design and AI.

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2 minutes

Editor’s note: Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute is looking at creating some guiding principles for workplace L&D. In this piece he explores the first principle and that is that the word ‘learning’ is used to mean many different things. It’s an interesting piece and associated discussion.

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6 minutes

Editor’s note: This review of What’s Your Type? The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing, by Merve Emre, provides some illuminating background on Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel, the inventors of the Myers-Briggs personality test.

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2 minutes (plus report reading time)

Editor’s note: This research shows that the digital skills most likely to be needed in the future are ones that are used in non-routine tasks, problem-solving and the creation of digital outputs. Be careful what skills you choose to prioritise in your organisation . . .

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6 minutes

Editor’s note: Bob Sutton is a Stanford professor who studies organisations. For 30 years he has shared with his students a list of the things he believes about organisations. It’s an interesting piece and includes links to relevant references.

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2 minutes

Editor’s note: This piece is focused on adult learning in general, as opposed to workplace learning, but it raises some interesting points about the drivers for learning and what triggers adults to want to learn new things.

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1 minute (plus reading time for resources)

Editor’s note: The BBC Academy is a resource for journalists but it includes some great tips and guidance on digital and media skills. Scroll down to the resources on this page to learn about shooting video on your phone, setting up a podcast and how to use Snapchat to tell stories.

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9 minutes

Editor’s note: There are some interesting thoughts here on how the mechanics of games can help build skills and motivation to progress.

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2 minutes

Editor’s note: We have something for the new school term. This is an interesting-looking, short online course on learning experience design. It’s run by HT2Labs, creators of the Curatr platform. It covers social learning, AI and personalisations – some of the big topics in online learning. The course starts on 24 September.

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20 minutes

Editor’s note: Gallup produces an interesting online publication called The Real Future of Work. it’s latest issue is on creating agile workplaces and includes pieces on being AI ready, strengths-based cultures and ethical decision making in the era of AI.

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1 minute

Editor’s note: This is an interesting move from PwC. It’s Flexible Talent Network aims to attract people who are interested in working for the company on a more flexible basis – on specific projects, for example. Is this what the future skills mix looks like? To increasingly bring in skills on demand?

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35 minutes

Editor’s note: Six years ago CapGemini surveyed executives on the topic of transformation. They have just updated the research and in this report compare and contrast progress. There are some very useful insights here for L&D professionals, in particular that little progress has been made on developing digital skills. Developing digital cultures also remains a huge challenge.

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