Category: Articles

32/32/21 (14) – How Managers Say They Developed Leadership Skills

How did you get where you are? I asked this existential question to a talented, engaged group of five leaders during a routine training engagement. Survey data revealed they are in tune with a holistic view of development, one that goes beyond the classroom. Learning professionals believe the answer is

The impact of AI on employees and L&D

It’s no secret that many industries have already felt the impact of automation. There are some truly inspirational and wonderful applications of new technology in healthcare, transportation, security, entertainment and media, among others. There’s so much that we don’t know, either. That uncertainty has been unsettling, to say the least.

An Introduction to Modern Workplace Learning in 2018 (free e-book)

A new series of 3 e-books is now available to download. These e-books include some (updated) content from Jane Hart’s previous books as well as new material. Part 1 is embedded below. You can download the PDF using the Download link beneath it.  Part 2 (Designing, Developing and Managing Modern Training Experiences) and Part

Jane Hart’s favourite 30 posts of 2017

Jane Hart has chosen her favourite 30  posts and articles that have been featured in the MWL Newsletter this year. These are listed in chronological order below. [1]  EMPLOYEES DON’T NEED WORKPLACE TOOLS TO BE FUN, JUST EFFICIENT – CMSWire, 16 February 2017 “Organizations have been trying for years to increase employee

The 10 most popular articles in the MWL Magazine in 2017

The MWL Magazine has been online since 13 January 2017, and since that time 50 articles have been published. Here are the 10 most popular articles in terms of numbers of page views. A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018 Jane Hart, 7 November 2017 Based on the Top 100 Tools

From training delivery to continuous learning

Companies clearly have a responsibility to provide training and opportunities for their people,  and many L&D departments have already made efforts in modernising their training initiatives to make them more relevant for today’s workforce.  Others have gone further and are now providing a wider range of learning opportunities and resources for

Social Media as an “Other” in Social Learning

The first time Siri told me that she was not just my best friend but my BFF (best friend for life) I found myself bemused. Firstly, by Siri’s emphatic confident response, then by the notion of Siri as my highly esteemed confidant until a chance encounter with an intern forced

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018

Based on the Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2017 list, here is the Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit 2018. These are the key tools it contains . Of course you won’t have to have them all – but perhaps at least one or two from each category. A favourite web

The role of L&D in 2018

I am frequently asked for my thoughts on the role of L&D in the future. Here is my take on the important work required for the short-term future. The work of the Learning & Development Department (aka Training Department) has been evolving over the last 20 years, and has moved