Editor’s note: This research won’t come as a surprise, but anyone who is used to working from home will be only to aware of the impact of poor desk posture and lack of time away from the desk. Is staying physically well going to be one of the big challenges of increased working from home?
Editor’s note: Research from Degreed shows workers’ feelings about their own skills and how they have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings show just how important skills have become over the past few months.
Editor’s note: Scientists across a range of disciplines have been studying the science of fake news. This article draws on the research and looks at how fake news affects our behaviours.
Editor’s note: This research of organisational approaches to diversity and inclusion explores whether employers’ current focus on D&I is a momentary thing or something bigger – a movement for change.
Editor’s note: The Learning Guild produces regular, free research reports which I thoroughly recommend. They are compiled by Jane Bozarth and provide a review of the evidence behind a range of approaches to learning. This report explores generational differences and their impact on learning – if any.
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.