Covid-19 has had a significant impact on pretty much most business practices as well as…
Editor’s note: This is not directly related to learning but it is worth considering the bigger impact of remote working on where we will work in the future and the implications for the surrounding physical location.
Editor’s note: Thank you to Jo Cook for sharing this research. It’s useful to see how organisations are using webinars and how they could improve. The research suggests that organisations could improve audience engagement – that’s an opportunity not to be missed.
Editor’s note: This research shows the value and impact of building new social rituals as a part of working from home. It’s interesting to reflect on how the office engineered some of these rituals. Working from home requires us to revisit them.
Editor’s note: This article shares examples of how organisations have transitioned to digital first learning delivery and how they are attempting to make it stick. there are some useful insights here.
Editor’s note: A survey of 958 company directors shows that three-quarters would be keeping increased home-working after the Covid-19 pandemic and more than half intended to cut the use of workplaces in the future. This is yet more evidence of the way work is changing and will continue to change.
Editor’s note: I liked the comments from retailer Next about the downsides of working from home. In particular, “large video calls have encouraged the proliferation of one of the business world’s most damaging practices – death by deck.” The article goes on to say that “slideshow presentations transform meetings from productive exchanges of ideas into boring, one-way lectures.”
Editor’s note: There’s a lot of talk about the ‘new normal’ and (working) life after lockdown. What this will look like is still unclear but organisations will need to keep planning and setting goals for now and into the future. And L&D will need to be aligned with these plans. So what will those plans look like? This article provides some scenarios based on research of organisations’ response to the pandemic. Useful background info when talking strategy with stakeholders.
Editor’s note: In this session, Nigel Paine looks at what the lockdown work experience has meant for organisations and L&D teams. He says there is now an opportunity to reinvent what a learning team does and how it does it. Time to seize the moment?
Editor’s note: David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, shares Fosway research on digital transformation and the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on L&D. Wilson shares what’s currently working for L&D.
Editor’s note: In this talk, Lori Niles-Hofmann, co-founder of NilesNolen, talks about how learning can benefit from marketing techniques.
Editor’s note: Zahra Clarke-Johnney, Digital Learning Partner at Southwark Council, shares the ongoing story of how the London council responded to the pandemic to ensure employees could access the learning resources they needed.
Editor’s note: Leadership development tended to be a face to face activity. That ground to a halt overnight. So what now for leadership development? There’s lots to consider . . .
Editor’s note: The CIPD has produced a webinar series exploring many aspects of the impact of Covid-19 on work. This webinar looks at how L&D is changing as a result of the pandemic. It is worth noting how PwC used data to monitor the demand for resources and how they used those insights to constantly update their resources in a relevant and timely way.
Editor’s note: Longitudinal research into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health shows that, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions, millions of British adults continue to struggle with their mental health. This is a critical consideration as employees start to return to work.