Year: 2018

5 steps towards Modern Workplace Learning

How do you begin to move forward, and implement a modern workplace learning approach? I believe this involves 5 key steps: See the change Have a vision of what you would like to see in your own organisation: A new mindset that embraces all the way people learn at work (not just

Vote for the Top Tools for Learning 2018

The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018, the 12th Annual Learning Tools survey, is now open. Jane Hart will once again be compiling the list from the votes of contributors worldwide as well as  3 sub-lists: Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018 – ie. the digital tools used by individuals for their own self-organised

Continuous Learning & Development; more than just continuous training

Lifelong learning is more important than ever, as Anne Lise Kjaer, a futurist, sums up very well. “The world is changing; complexity in society and business growth is changing the future of jobs and skills. Evolving technologies, notably robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are driving automation of ever more traditional jobs

Classroom training and E-Learning are the least valued ways of learning. This is what it means for L&D

Although entries are still being accepted for the 7th Learning in the Workplace survey, here is a screenshot of the results as at 21 May (from 5.5K+ responses). The table ranks the importance (value/usefulness) of the 12 different ways of learning in the workplace for INDIVIDUALS by their combined Very Important + Essential scores. The red figures highlight where

What’s the point of an LMS in the modern workplace?

The discussion about the usefulness of an LMS has been going on for years. Here are 10 reasons why a L&D team might (want to) use an LMS – but are they relevant in the modern workplace? It’s the place to manage compliance and regulatory training –  PROBABLY – If you are an

7th Annual Learning in the Workplace Survey

The Learning in the Workplace survey is now in its 7th year. Please use the form below to rate the usefulness/importance/value of the following 12 different ways of learning for YOURSELF – rather than for your organisation – and then tell us a little about who you are so we

Supporting Professional Self-Development at Work

In my earlier article on Employee-Centred Learning & Development: a model for the Modern Workplace, I showed how supporting professional self-development at work is just one way that L&D professionals can build and support a modern learning culture and mindset in their organisations. Providing individuals with the opportunity to take

Trends in L&D – past and future

On 17 April, 2018 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Dommel Valley Group I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Trends in L&D – past and future, together with Bob Mosher and Prof. Joseph Keppels as we had all given keynotes to the Dommel Valley Group in the

Building Modern Independent Lifelong Learners

In my previous article introducing the Employee-Centred Learning & Development model, I explained that everyone needs to become an independent lifelong learner in the new world of work where there is no such thing as a job for life, and that organizations need workers to be lifelong learners too, and

Employee Centred Learning & Development: A Model for the Modern Workplace

I have written extensively about how my 11 year longitudinal study into learning tools shows that more and more individuals are doing a lot to learn for themselves – by Googling what they need, by watching YouTube to get quick answers to their performance problems, by building a professional network