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3 minutes (plus report reading time)

Editor’s note: This research looks at how resilient organisations are to change. It features a chart on the most critical workforce traits for an organisation’s future. Number one is flexibility and adaptability. So, how do you build a flexible and adaptable organisation?

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Editor’s note: The importance of moral authority versus formal authority is an interesting one and is explored in this piece of research, based on a survey of 1,500 respondents. Currently, the research says most managers and CEOs fail to demonstrate moral leadership behaviours.

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5 minutes

Editor’s note: If L&D teams are looking to change how they operate as a result of the impact of the pandemic then one approach would be to adopt a performance consulting approach. This helps shift focus on to solving business problems. I wouldn’t usually include our own content here but this interview with Nigel Harrison remains pertinent despite being 10 years old.

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Editor’s note: This is a really great read on how to persist at a task. With so many distractions to turn attention away from the task in hand, this is a timely and practical guide to help understand how to keep people motivated to do the tasks they are required to do.

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Editor’s note: This is an interesting point of view on the learning technology market and some of the problems associated with the terms that are used. In particular, ‘learning experience’. Here Kate Graham argues that experience is much more than content delivery.

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3 minutes (plus report)

Editor’s note: Analyst Josh Bersin this week published a research report on the current state of diversity and inclusion. The data shows there is a long way to go to build diverse and inclusive organisations. It also shows the approaches organisations are using that are having a positive impact.

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Editor’s note: As a part of this week’s National Apprenticeship Week, The Open University has produced a research report on the role of apprenticeships in helping the UK build back better as the pandemic eases. There are some interesting stats here. It looks like employers are keen to invest in apprenticeships to help develop future skills.

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Editor’s note: In this article, Gem Dale, author of Flexible Working – How to Implement Flexibility in the Workplace to Improve Employee and Business Performance, highlights some of the myths around flexible working that have emerged since the first lockdown started.

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Editor’s note: And following on from the piece above, TrainingZone has curated a set of resources to help L&D practitioners upgrade their learning strategy. There are some useful resources here including one article that looks at taking the fear of strategy.

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1 minute plus report

Editor’s note: Researchers at the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology have just published their latest Innovating Pedagogy report. This annual report, now in its ninth year, looks at emerging innovations in learning and teaching. Although focused on the education space, the report is useful for learning about innovations that could have an impact on learning at work.

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