Editor’s note: The CIPD has teamed up with mental health charity Mind to create this guide to mental health. It is full of practical advice, definitions and useful contacts.
Editor’s note: When it comes to strategic initiatives, you can’t know everything in order to predict an outcome and you don’t always get lucky. That means you need to develop resilience to ride the ups and downs of projects. Here are 10 ways to develop that resilience.
Editor’s note: This is a useful article for two reasons. First, it provides a useful approach for exploring digital opportunities within an organisation. Second, that very same process can be used by L&D to identify new digital opportunities in learning.
Editor’s note: What does an L&D team look like when it has been digitally transformed? This article shares the story of transformation at Australian publisher Fairfax.
Editor’s note: David White of the University of Oxford proposes a model that builds on the notion of digital natives and digital immigrants. This model of visitors and residents describes the way we use the web and helps us consider how people (our audience) uses it too. Thanks to Andrew Jacobs for sharing.
Editor’s note: I haven’t tried this service yet but I consider MIT Sloan Management Review to be a trusted source of information. The service covers big topics affecting all organisations so you should find something of interest.
Editor’s note: There are some good tips in here to help bring small team thinking and processes to larger team projects.
Editor’s note: This is a very interesting piece of research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. It asked 3,700 employees to what extent they use the skills they have in work and how they develop new skills at work. There are some useful insights into the L&D tactics that are most useful.
Editor’s note: The Learning and Performance Institute has updated its tool for assessing the skills of learning teams. It defines skills as being in one of five categories. Interestingly, there is now a new category of ‘supporting learning’, which includes community and coaching.
Editor’s note: The authors of the book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning have created a great resource that provides practical tips and resources on putting the science of learning into practice.
Editor’s note: Maybe design thinking doesn’t get us to better solutions. According to Natasha Iskander, an associate professor of Urban Planning and Public Service at New York University, the design thinking process can end up keeping the status quo.
Editor’s note: There seems to be an increasing amount of noise around evidence-based approaches to HR and learning. It is worth remembering that the research we see reported only tells half the story. We need to understand the entire story to make better decisions.
Editor’s note: Jane Hart has published the top tools used by L&D professionals. This list has been running for a number of years and provides some great insights into what tools and technologies people are using to support learning at work.
Editor’s note: This report is interesting to get a handle on the types of skills employers will need over the coming months and years. The report has a section on the UK and key skills include innovation, creativity,learning skills, leadership and social influence.
Editor’s note: Yet more research to suggest that skills development is becoming the number one priority for organisations. And that includes skills development within the L&D team.