Covid-19 has had a significant impact on pretty much most business practices as well as…
Editor’s note: How straightforward is it for workers to develop their careers, move sideways or move into a completely different role? I’ve been told I have transferable skills but throughout my career I have found it impossible to move sideways into roles outside of the sectors or disciplines I have previously experienced. This research reflects my experience. There is a challenge here for employers. How do you enable more workforce mobility?
Editor’s note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has produced a report examining the evidence of how how resilience is reinforced within organisations. The report highlights what builds resilience and the role managers play in helping staff to become more resilient.
Editor’s note: This piece of research explores what business leaders think about L&D. It’s always useful to hold a mirror up to the profession and this research does that. The fact that business leaders say they lack knowledge about L&D and its impact is telling.
Editor’s note: Fosway Group has published its analysis of the digital learning market. Make sure you read the report that sits alongside the 9-Grid analysis of the market because it makes for some very interesting reading. My takeaway is that L&D is not taking the opportunity to reinvent itself, rather shifting analogue training online.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Building digital capability is becoming more of a priority for employers. They know it and want to do it. But, as this research from Microsoft shows, there are some significant barriers to making it happen.
Editor’s note: This report from the World Economic Forum shows that automation and digital acceleration will significantly change the types of skills required by employers. To safeguard jobs, employers will need to act quickly to understand what gets automated and what needs human input. The report shares the types of skills that are likely to be in demand in the coming months and years.