Editor’s note: Diversity, giving voice, discomfort and representation. All are ingredients for an effective meeting, according to Bruce Daisley, author of Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. This short video shares some tips on creating better meetings.
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 article suggests that allocating no-meeting periods in the working week can help collaboration and teamwork. Time without meetings provides employees with time to get work done and think through complex problems.
Editor’s note: If L&D teams are looking to change how they operate as a result of the impact of the pandemic then one approach would be to adopt a performance consulting approach. This helps shift focus on to solving business problems. I wouldn’t usually include our own content here but this interview with Nigel Harrison remains pertinent despite being 10 years old.
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: A group of academics who study the spread of misinformation has created a guide book on debunking myths and misinformation. It provides tips on how to debunk a myth and also how to inoculate against misinformation. The guide is a useful read if you are looking at how to develop media literacy skills.
Editor’s note: There some very sound advice here. Some simple steps can make online meetings useful, relevant and maybe even enjoyable . . .
Editor’s note: Cognitive task analysis is a tool for helping extract all the information you need from a subject matter expert in order to design effective learning resources. It takes time to use this tool and as such is a reminder of what’s needed to create effective training solutions.
Editor’s note: This piece assumes people will be able to move their hands in this way. Check they can first. If they can, there are some good tips here to use gestures to communicate in Zoom calls.
Editor’s note: In this short TED Talk, Julian Treasure shares some great tips to improve your listening skills.
Editor’s note: This guide from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development defines reflective practice and how it can be used in learning. It provides some practical examples, including free writing and drawing and critical analysis.
Editor’s: Lots of great resources here for managers on how to manage through a crisis. Curated by the Chartered Management Institute.
Editor’s note: Thanks to John Curran for sharing this link to a fantastic piece on why note-taking in the learning context really helps the learning process. Why aren’t L&D teams teaching note-taking?
Editor’s note: Thanks to Sam Burrough for pointing to this article that looks at whether sharing goals is useful in helping reach those goals. The answer is that it can help, but there are caveats.