Editor’s note: In this article, a professor of psychology explores how implicit and explicit bias works and why anti-bias training fails. To overcome bias in the workplace, there needs to be a more holistic approach that looks at systemic bias too.
Editor’s note: The research discussed in this article explores how NHS workers perceive the idea of speaking up and listening up – who does it based on seniority, for example. The research shows that leaders have blindspots, listening to what they want to hear.
Editor’s note: Just because many of is have been working in virtual teams these past few months doesn’t mean we are good at it. This report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development looks at what the research has to say about the best ways to run virtual teams.
Editor’s note: This is an interesting report that looks at how employers have been using flexible working through lockdown. It calls out ‘fake flex’ and explores the ways organisations can make flexible stick into the future.
Editor’s note: This is an in-depth look at the role of practice in learning. To practise something is to help turn knowledge into a skill. However, much learning design omits the opportunities to put new knowledge into practice – and repeatedly over time.
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: The Learning and Performance Institute has put together a dashboard of all the data it collects across its networks. Here the institute shares the top five challenges of L&D leaders. Learning culture is the top priority. You can also find out the strongest and weakest skills across the profession.
Editor’s note: This article does a great job answering the question posed in the title. It looks at definitions of learning and learning theories and explores nine key theories most relevant to designing blended and online learning.
Editor’s note: The Open University has just launched it’s annual Business Barometer research into the UK skills landscape. The report shows the – in some cases catastrophic – impact of the pandemic on skills development in organisations. The paradox here is that many organisations are looking to reduce headcount to save money whilst at the same time looking to fill skills gaps.
Editor’s note: This report is full of practical tips on the best instructional design and facilitation techniques to use when designing and delivering a virtual classroom.
Achievers 2020 Culture Report Reveals Almost Half of All Employees Don’t Feel Recognized for Work Done During Pandemic
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Editor’s note: This research is focused on schools but it is important to be aware that blended learning for school children is more effective that traditional classroom-based learning.
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: This research of 2,065 managers and non-managers (half in the US and half in the UK and Ireland) looked at what makes for successful teamwork. Interacting more frequently seems to have a negative impact on project success. There are lots of other useful insights here.
Editor’s note: Psychologists are trying to identify a science of teamwork. This piece looks at what we know so far as well as further areas for exploration. Don’t forget your ABCs of teamwork: the attitudes, behaviors and cognitive states that collectively influence whether a team achieves its goals!