Editor’s note: Would a shorter working week help solve the UK’s productivity problem and at the same time boost employees’ health and well-being? This article takes a look.
Editor’s note: This short article from Harold Jarche very succinctly makes the case for building your own knowledge management and sense making skills and then applying those to teams and across organisations. This is a really useful blueprint for knowledge management in a networked world.
Editor’s note: The reason is not what you think. This is not an ego issue, rather an issue of empowerment. Research suggests that managers aren’t empowered to act on ideas from their teams. Rather they are encouraged to follow short term goals, which get in the way of pursuing ideas that might affect those goals and have longer term benefits.
Editor’s note: This is an interesting approach to creating learning environments. Taking a more user experience design approach to work, the authors provide a range of tools to help create a better way to learn at work.
Editor’s note: This report has to be a wake-up call for all organisations. Research suggests that managers, rather than helping alleviate stress in the workplace, are contributing to it. That is probably not new news but it shocking nonetheless. The research shows managers are not being supported so that they can in turn better support their teams.
Editor’s note: This research provides some examples of how organisations are enhancing the employee experience in order to retain employees. For example, Deutsche Telekom in the UK allows employees to use 20% of their time to work on projects that sit outside of their core role.
Editor’s note: If you are interested in the use of augmented reality in learning them it would be worth keeping an eye on Snapchat. The company has just launched its developer platform for augmented reality. That means a lot more experimentation with AR.
Editor’s note: Amazon has provided a way for organisations to design Alexa experiences. No need for code either. These blueprints show you how to do it.
Editor’s note: Coffee chain Starbucks is offering employees in the UK who do not hold a degree the opportunity to study for an undergraduate degree online. This at a time when there is a fear Brexit will lead to staff shortages. An interesting move to recruit and retain candidates.
Editor’s note: In this interview, Kartik Hosanagar, author of A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control, demystifies machine intelligence and looks at some of the things we need to consider to effectively harness the technology.
Editor’s note: David Perring from learning analysts Fosway Group cuts through the hype that surrounds the term ‘learning experience platform’.
Editor’s note: Massive open online course provider Coursera has drawn out insights from the millions of people who use the platform to show which countries are strongest on certain skills. The data provides some clues on where in the world to find people with specific in demand skills.
Editor’s note: This analysis of LinkedIn Learning’s latest research throws up many reasons to be cheerful about digital learning. It also features an interesting slide on the benefits of learning more (called heavy learners on the slide) versus ‘light’ learners. Heavy learners, for example, are 21% more likely to feel confident in their work versus light learners as well as 47% less likely to be stressed at work.
Editor’s note: In this short video, Dr Christian Jarrett, author of The Great Myths, explains why brain myths are so appealing and how we can overcome them.
Editor’s note: This slide deck looks at how financial services company Old Mutual Wealth has re-engineered its L&D strategy using freelance marketplace Jam Pan. It provides a glimpse of new ways in which L&D teams are sourcing and delivering digital resources.