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!
Editor’s note: Google surveyed 5,000 employees to better understand the impact of distributed work.
The survey measured well-being, performance, and connectedness and provided recommendations on how to ensure that those things remain consistent, even if your team is spread out across the world. The research was carried out pre Covid-19 but there are useful insights here.
Editor’s note: Just because more workers are having to work from home doesn’t mean that they way people are treated at work has changed. This research shows how sexism is manifesting itself through remote working.
Editor’s note: As L&D goes digital, would it be good to know if elearning is any more effective than classroom delivery? And if so, what makes it more effective? This research report answers these questions.
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.
Editor’s note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has produced a report on the impact of technology on the employee experience. Now that technology is playing an even greater part in working life it is important to consider its impact on well-being, job quality and engagement. This report shares research findings on these factors.
Editor’s note: Deloitte’s annual human capital research continues the theme of the social organisation, something it highlighted in its 2018 report. This year’s research identifies some interesting trends – ones that might not have been in your agenda in 2019. Lots to think about here.
Editor’s note: Research from LinkedIn Learning charts the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on L&D teams. It is surprisingly upbeat, showing that L&D has become more strategic as a result of the pandemic.
Editor’s note: Kindness is the theme of this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week. As a part of its support for the week, the Mental Health Foundation carried out research of more than 4,000 adults in the UK to get their thoughts on kindness and its impact on them.
Editor’s note: The Learning guild has produced a research report on learning experience design. It provides an overview of experience design, which has been a round for many yeas, and how this is being adopted in learning design. (Free membership required to download the report.)