“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.
Editor’s note: This article shows the potential for harnessing online communications to surface tacit knowledge in organisations. For example, using AI to analyse text that is extracted from online meetings. The tools are available. Will organisations seek them out to better understand performance challenges?
‘No more water cooler conversations’: 5 ways managers can adapt to the work-from-home-force now, because it’ll be here for a while
Editor’s note: Here we have the behavioural economist’s view on how managers can adapt their behaviours to work effectively with their remote teams. There are some useful tips on communications and building trust.
Editor’s note: Getting slide design right to effectively tell a story or get you message across is not just an elearning challenge, it is a communication challenge for all of us. And it is likely to be more of a challenge as slides can be a useful way of sharing information in virtual environments. There are some good tips here on how to simplify slide design.
Editor’s note: Patti Shank looks at the importance of synchronous online learning elements in the learning process. This is the third part of a series looking at how different live and on demand elements support the learning process.
Editopr’s note: There are some really interesting insights here into how organisations are using Microsoft Teams vs Yammer and Facebook for Work as working from home has taken off as a result of the pandemic. The data shows that different platforms are used for different reasons. Understanding these reasons and measuring how the platforms are being used will be key to understanding what effective remote working looks like, the author says.