Editor’s note: This is an excellent read on growth mindset and learning and teaching in general. The article also makes a good point about the challenges of turning psychological theory into educational practice. A cautionary tale for L&D.
Infosys Talent Radar 2019: How the Best Companies get the Skills They Need to Thrive in the Digital Era
Editor’s note: According to this research of 1,000 executives, the skills in greatest demand, but hardest to find, are adaptability, communication and analytics. Can the same be said of your organisation?
Editor’s note: The Learning and Performance Institute has shared some insights from its Capability Map, a tool L&D teams and professionals use to identify skills gaps. It’s fascinating to see the top and bottom five skills . . .
Editor’s note: Here’s an interesting viewpoint on why the US intelligence agency miscalculated the threat of al-Qaeda. The reason? Lack of diversity in the CIA.
Editor’s note: This is a useful resource on upskilling from PWC. As well as articles and insights on the subject, it also includes research into employees’ views on the future skills they will need.
Editor’s note: This article is a few years old, which shows that this topic has been a challenge for organisations for quite some time. As employee experience rises up the organisational agenda, so employers will need to be able to encourage and support employees in airing their views. This article shows you how.
Editor’s note: Newsletters are a great way to share insights and success stories from the L&D team. Here are some tips to help you create communications that will catch the eye.
Editor’s note: There are some simple tips here to help take better images. The tip on exposure is useful – have you tried it?
Editor’s note: Is this something you could do in your organisation? This is a set of stories of how people are developing solutions to common problems. Short, simple videos explain what they have done.
Editor’s note: This short article shares the concepts that underpin action learning and how the process works. If you don’t already use this method then it is worth investigating, especially for challenges that do not have immediate answers.
Editor’s note: In recent years Microsoft has become an incredibly successful company. A part of its success is the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella and his focus on learning.
Editor’s note: Researchers have replicated some of the experiment that showed 10,000 hours of practice is enough to make someone expert at a skill, the idea popularised by Malcolm Gladwell. It turns out that other factors as well as practice are also at play in order to become an elite performer.
Editor’s note: Research shows that emojis play an important role as gestures in digital communications. How is L&D using emojis in digital comms?
Editor’s note: Here are some simple tips on the types of data you can collect from employees’ online activities. Working with this data, you can design learning interventions suited to the habits and routines of your audience.
Editor’s note: This analysis of two ways to deliver the same training aims to show the shortcomings of the notion of learning transfer and to highlight what useful social interaction in learning could look like and why it might have an impact on employees.