Editor’s note: In this article, a professor of psychology explores how implicit and explicit bias works and why anti-bias training fails. To overcome bias in the workplace, there needs to be a more holistic approach that looks at systemic bias too.
Editor’s note: Congratulations to the winners and shortlisted teams in this year’s Learning Technologies Awards. Here you can see all the winners and shortlisted teams across all 26 categories.
Editor’s note: The research discussed in this article explores how NHS workers perceive the idea of speaking up and listening up – who does it based on seniority, for example. The research shows that leaders have blindspots, listening to what they want to hear.
Editor’s note: Just because many of is have been working in virtual teams these past few months doesn’t mean we are good at it. This report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development looks at what the research has to say about the best ways to run virtual teams.
Editor’s note: Attending the annual CIPD conference can feel like groundhog day – with discussions on similar topics year in year out. Looking at this review of day one suggests that HR is now stepping into different areas that could have a significant – and positive – impact on employees.
Editor’s note: This free 60-page download is a work in progress. It explores how organisational data can be used to improve organisational design. Are we looking at organisation design by numbers or something more nuanced
Editor’s note: This is an interesting report that looks at how employers have been using flexible working through lockdown. It calls out ‘fake flex’ and explores the ways organisations can make flexible stick into the future.
Disagreements between work colleagues can get even more uncomfortable and tricky to navigate when you…
Editor’s note: Curiosity helps leaders develop empathy and humility, according to this article. There’s quite a lot being written about this innate human quality. Is it being packaged as a an L&D approach/solution?
Editor’s note: I like this article for the fact it tries to address a huge problem for organisations and that is effective communication. Lockdown has accelerated the use of digital communication but are we using it effectively? This piece provides some pointers on how to communicate in bursts.
Editor’s note: Research reported in this article shows that teams that are less tech savvy have suffered as a result lockdown working. Teams that have maintained and strengthened cohesion have harnessed new technologies, created new social rituals and have prioritised compassion and care.
Editor’s note: Fingers crossed that the Covid-19 crisis will see improvements in working life, driven by inquiry into how we have always done things. As Rob Briner points out in this piece, a good place to start would be the meeting.
Editor’s note: This is an in-depth look at the role of practice in learning. To practise something is to help turn knowledge into a skill. However, much learning design omits the opportunities to put new knowledge into practice – and repeatedly over time.
Editor’s note: I thought this list is interesting for the way it measures and quantifies culture. There are also some stats theatre worth paying attention to. For example, 24% of organisations who have a successful culture – as measured by the index – have a female CEO or chairwoman versus 7% of Fortune 500 companies.
Editor’s note: A group of academics who study the spread of misinformation has created a guide book on debunking myths and misinformation. It provides tips on how to debunk a myth and also how to inoculate against misinformation. The guide is a useful read if you are looking at how to develop media literacy skills.