Editor’s note: Learning provider GoodPractice has curated a list of 10 L&D podcasts that are well worth checking out. I would say that as the one I co-produce with Nigel Paine is on the list!
Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see the apps that Microsoft is offering through Office 365. StaffHub looks very interesting, not only as a communications device for frontline staff who don’t have access to a computer but also as a way for teams to share information relevant to the priorities of their schedule.
Editor’s note: As a part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, the Mental Health Foundation carried out research to understand how many people are affected by stress. This report lifts the lid on the research and looks at how people can better manage stress.
Editor’s note: There’s a good message here for anyone trying to get colleagues on board with new ways of doing things. It is: understand what is exciting to them about the new ways of doing things and sell that concept. I guess some would call it ‘engagement’.
Editor’s note: Research suggests that diversity training can have unintended consequences . . .
Editor’s note: This was the topic for discussion in this morning’s #LDinsight Twitter chat. I’m sharing this because understanding unconscious bias is the start to being able to do something about it.
Editor’s note: McDonalds wanted to sell more milkshakes but they didn’t understand what job the milkshake was doing. Once they did, they understood how to sell more. Are there parallels here for L&D? Do we understand the job to be done?
Editor’s note: On 29 May, Starbucks in the US will close more than 8,000 stores to conduct anti- bias training. Will the training succeed?
Editor’s Note: More research here to help our understanding of how we consume information online. Maybe the influence of online echo chambers has been over-stated.
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Editor’s note: Some useful insights here that could be useful for producing more engaging email newsletters.
Editor’s note: Research suggests that there is not one approach to dealing with bias at work. When it comes to unconscious bias training, beware of unintended consequences.
Editor’s note: Some eye-catching data here from a survey of 402 CEOs. Asked, “Which ONE developmental measure was most useful in your preparation for the role?”, only 4% of CEOs said senior leadership development programs.
Editor’s note: The CIPD has carried out a large research study into the quality of jobs in the UK. There’s loads of detail to pick over but one statement stands out: “Nearly half of all jobs fail to provide decent career development.” And prospects for development are worse for those in society who are worse off.
Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see that learning behaviours such as inquiry and curiosity underpin the two traits discussed here – cognitive diversity and psychological safety. Useful insights here into helping teams work more effectively.