Editor’s note: The term ‘hybrid working’ seems to be cropping up more and more. But what is it exactly? Is it a good thing? And will it serve to include some while others are excluded. This article provides some answers.
Editor’s note: This article suggests that allocating no-meeting periods in the working week can help collaboration and teamwork. Time without meetings provides employees with time to get work done and think through complex problems.
Editor’s note: Take a look at this list of new developments for Microsoft Teams. This is increasingly how employees are going to access learning at work, communicate and share knowledge . . .
Editor’s note: Fosway Group has published its analysis of the digital learning market. Make sure you read the report that sits alongside the 9-Grid analysis of the market because it makes for some very interesting reading. My takeaway is that L&D is not taking the opportunity to reinvent itself, rather shifting analogue training online.
Editor’s note: This research looks at how resilient organisations are to change. It features a chart on the most critical workforce traits for an organisation’s future. Number one is flexibility and adaptability. So, how do you build a flexible and adaptable organisation?
Editor’s note: The importance of moral authority versus formal authority is an interesting one and is explored in this piece of research, based on a survey of 1,500 respondents. Currently, the research says most managers and CEOs fail to demonstrate moral leadership behaviours.
Editor’s note: If L&D teams are looking to change how they operate as a result of the impact of the pandemic then one approach would be to adopt a performance consulting approach. This helps shift focus on to solving business problems. I wouldn’t usually include our own content here but this interview with Nigel Harrison remains pertinent despite being 10 years old.
Editor’s note: Congratulations to the finalists and winners in this year’s Learning Awards. The show went ahead thanks despite the current Covid-19 lockdown.
Editor’s note: This is a really great read on how to persist at a task. With so many distractions to turn attention away from the task in hand, this is a timely and practical guide to help understand how to keep people motivated to do the tasks they are required to do.
Editor’s note: This is an interesting point of view on the learning technology market and some of the problems associated with the terms that are used. In particular, ‘learning experience’. Here Kate Graham argues that experience is much more than content delivery.
Editor’s note: Analyst Josh Bersin this week published a research report on the current state of diversity and inclusion. The data shows there is a long way to go to build diverse and inclusive organisations. It also shows the approaches organisations are using that are having a positive impact.
Editor’s note: As a part of this week’s National Apprenticeship Week, The Open University has produced a research report on the role of apprenticeships in helping the UK build back better as the pandemic eases. There are some interesting stats here. It looks like employers are keen to invest in apprenticeships to help develop future skills.
Editor’s note: In this article, Gem Dale, author of Flexible Working – How to Implement Flexibility in the Workplace to Improve Employee and Business Performance, highlights some of the myths around flexible working that have emerged since the first lockdown started.
Editor’s note: This is not directly related to learning but it is worth considering the bigger impact of remote working on where we will work in the future and the implications for the surrounding physical location.
Editor’s note: L&D professionals need to keep an eye on the latest Microsoft offering as it includes a learning app and knowledge management app. It would seem that Microsoft will be become an increasing presence in the learning technologies landscape.