Editor’s note: This links to our curated post titled, ‘Science reveals the tipping point between success and failure’. Here Harold Jarche looks at what working smarter looks like in organisations, especially when it comes to finding and sharing insights.
Editor’s note: Researchers have delved into data to look for ‘success’ patters and ‘failure patterns’ in order to determine why some projects succeed and others fail. The answer is that those who succeed are better able to learn from their mistakes. This helps them work smarter, not harder.
Editor’s note: In this article, Will Thalheimer summarises the key findings from his research into learning transfer. This is a must read if your job has anything to do with turning training into action. You can access the full report through this article too.
Editor’s note: A refreshing look at how to make work better from former chief talent officer at Netflix Patty McCord. Point number one: treat people like adults. A very good starting point . . .
Editor’s note: This research from Adobe shows that email remains a popular communications channel, especially at work. It also shows that marketers are not very good at using it. There are some lessons in here for learning teams looking to improve their use of email as a comms and marketing tool.
Editor’s note: This short video explains the syndrome and what you can do about it if you have it. The reality is that there are lots of good things about it, especially from a learning perspective.
Editor’s note: Shane O’Mara is the author of In Praise of Walking. He is also a neuroscientist and in this interview explains why walking is so good for us – for learning, cognition and our physical health.
Editor’s note: Richard Wiseman shares results from an experiment tracking 3,000 people attempting to achieve a range of different resolutions. The results provides some insights into how to achieve a new resolution.
Editor’s note: Jane Hart has pulled together a wonderful set of links from 2019 covering a the topics of continuous learning, the changing role of managers and the new work of L&D teams.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Sam Burrough for pointing to this article that looks at whether sharing goals is useful in helping reach those goals. The answer is that it can help, but there are caveats.
Editor’s note: Professor John Sweller explores cognitive load theory and why it underpins direct instruction.
Editor’s note: This short guide on performance support provides all you need to know about this approach to workplace learning: its history, definitions, its value and an example of performance support in action.
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted teams in this year’s Training Journal Awards – all the winners are listed here.
Editor’s note: This case study explores how Nestle’s marketing team has been tackling diversity. There are some interesting points here including advocating for diversity both internally and externally through supporting equality legislation.
Editor’s note: The author of this article argues that to create inclusive workplaces employers need to shift the focus of their diversity and and inclusion efforts.