Editor’s note: Mike Shaw takes a look at the use of the word ‘performance’ in L&D. Is it a good word to use, does it have one meaning or is it okay to have multiple meanings across the profession? This article looks at the implications.
Editor’s note: In this article, Charles Jennings suggests system and process training should be consigned to the bin. Instead, L&D should focus on the performance problem that needs to be fixed.
Editor’s note: In this article Charles Jennings describes the mindset shift required to move from ‘learning then work’ to ‘learning from work’. A fundamental shift for corporate learning.
Editor’s note: This is a really interesting read from Matthew Syed on how the cycling team Team Sky focus on marginal gains to improve performance.
Editor’s note: Charles Jennings was talking 70:20:10 at this week’s Learning Technologies Conference. Here he shares his thinking on performance and how learning supports it.
Editor’s note: This research from the Center for Creative Leadership shows that empathy is positively related to job performance.
Editor’s note: Great piece on performance and big data and why organisations need to factor in qualitative data to ensure the quirks and realities of human behaviour are captured and related to performance.
Editor’s note: Interesting piece on why you should take breaks between doing mentally and physically demanding tasks. Put simply, you body (and brain) needs time to recharge otherwise it becomes less effective.
Editor’s note: Despite the fact the majority of organisations are investing in data analytics tools, this research by Bersin found that only 4% of companies have achieved the capability to perform “predictive analytics” about their workforce.
Editor’s note: Two recent pieces of research look at whether or not a reward scheme can help create a high-performance organisation. The conclusion: bonuses and reward systems do not show a significant correlation with organisational performance.
Editor’s note: A review of the Workplace Trends conference, which this year focused on health and wellbeing – two key factors to improved performance and productivity.
Editor’s note: Clark Quinn provides a great mindmap from Bob Mosher’s keynote to the Performance Support Symposium.