Editor’s note: This article presents a counter-argument to the notion that innovation has to start with a problem to be solved and end up with a solution to that problem. The alternative should be to create an organisational system that has a purpose, is motivated to do new and different things and has a process to develop and discard new ideas. As the author says, “Artists don’t solve problems. Neither do real innovators. Did the iPhone start with solving a problem? Did Amazon ? Did Facebook? I don’t think so.”
Editor’s note: In this article, Nigel Paine urges L&D professionals to explore and embrace heutagogy, a theory of self-determined learning in which everyone is both teacher and learner. This type of approach should be a part of L&D, Paine says.
How would one judge the extent to which any training programme is likely *in principle* to be effective. What would you look for? Does anyone know of any existing frameworks (post-Kirkpatrick)?
Editor’s note: This tweet from Rob Briner, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, prompted many interesting and useful responses. The responses are worth a look if you are interested in measuring the success of a training programme.
Editor’s note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has produced a report on the impact of technology on the employee experience. Now that technology is playing an even greater part in working life it is important to consider its impact on well-being, job quality and engagement. This report shares research findings on these factors.
Editor’s note: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/your-elearning-broken-mark-berthelemy/
This is a fitting piece to share at a time when organisations are rushing to turn learning content and events into digital formats. Mark Berthelemy provides a great example of the need to create accessible resources versus great elearning courses.
“Where are the new management theories?” an acute observer of management trends asked me at…
Editor’s note: This piece assumes people will be able to move their hands in this way. Check they can first. If they can, there are some good tips here to use gestures to communicate in Zoom calls.
Editor’s note: Deloitte’s annual human capital research continues the theme of the social organisation, something it highlighted in its 2018 report. This year’s research identifies some interesting trends – ones that might not have been in your agenda in 2019. Lots to think about here.
Editor’s note: Research from LinkedIn Learning charts the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on L&D teams. It is surprisingly upbeat, showing that L&D has become more strategic as a result of the pandemic.
Editor’s note: Due to the nature of the pandemic – ongoing for a long period of time and affecting many parts of our lives – researchers say that they have an opportunity to research resilience in ways that have never before been possible.
Editor’s note: This is a really powerful piece by Sukh Pabial. Why in 2020 do we have systems, organisations and individuals who dehumanise people because of the colour of their skin? Is it too much to ask that we are all equal? Sukh sets out many ways in which L&D professionals can challenge their own practice and that of those around them.
Editor’s note: If we are going to do do things differently in a post-Covid 19 world then we will need new thinking. The question is, how will we get to that transformational thinking? I’m a big fan of Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment and in this piece, Kline describes why encouraging thinking in the right way can help generative – and transformational thinking to occur.
Editor’s note: In this short TED Talk, Julian Treasure shares some great tips to improve your listening skills.
Editor’s note: This guide from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development defines reflective practice and how it can be used in learning. It provides some practical examples, including free writing and drawing and critical analysis.
Editor’s note: Kindness is the theme of this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week. As a part of its support for the week, the Mental Health Foundation carried out research of more than 4,000 adults in the UK to get their thoughts on kindness and its impact on them.