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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
Editor’s note: There are some interesting thoughts here on how the mechanics of games can help build skills and motivation to progress.
Editor’s note: A look at the evidence that shows why we find it so difficult to process bullet point text on slides. Some good advice before you prepare for your next presentation.
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.
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.
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?
Editor’s note: Some good insights here on the millennial myths that are kicking around currently. Note there is little or no evidence to support the millennial at work stereotypes.
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.
Editor’s note: The examples of team-building events listed here will make you cringe. The question is: why do them? As the article suggests, good management day in day out is the key to successful teams.