L&D Needs to Get In The Time Saving Business

Uber and Lyft aren’t popular because they are cheaper than a taxi or cleaner or even that they are better at getting around a city. They are successful because they save you time and make time saving more obvious. Click the app, pick a car, watch it get closer, get

Building digital confidence at Cancer Research UK

(This article first appeared on the CR Digital Team blog) Back in wintry January we wrote about how we’re building the digital skills and knowledge of people at CRUK through our hub and spoke model. We’re doing this to become a more digital organisation and to keep moving towards 3 in

When it’s just so obvious no training is needed, it hurts to watch.

Training is a certain and unquestioned component of every business strategy and plan, particularly when faced with the rollout of new systems and processes. Rolling out a new Finance or Business Suite, or a new CRM system?  Training is required, naturally. Have a new set of processes to implement across

A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 3 (A 5-Step Plan to Move Forward)

This is the third of a 3-part series looking at how to support Modern Professional Learners. In Part I looked at why the current L&D (training/knowledge transfer) model is no longer appropriate and why a new model (or blueprint)  is necessary. In Part 2 I provided an overview of the model. In

A Blueprint for Supporting Modern Professional Learning: Part 1 Rationale

This is the first of a 3-part series looking at how to support Modern Professional Learners. In Part I look at why the current L&D (training/knowledge transfer) model is no longer appropriate and why a new model (or blueprint)  is necessary. Traditional Training (Knowledge Transfer) Model The traditional training/knowledge transfer model has

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited in 2017)

In this article I take a look at how workplace learning has changed over the last 10+ years and its future direction. In May 2010 I posted a diagram I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of Workplace Learning. My late Internet Time Alliance (ITA) colleague,

How learning and development can aid high performance international teams

The disciplines of performance management and learning and development have been treated separately for too long. Sure, there are the latest and greatest solutions from interactive e-learning programs that can be accessed anywhere and anytime to bite-size content that can be consumed in spurts. Yet, there’s a challenge: Businesses don’t

Creating a Culture of Collaboration Through Effective Office Design

As the space in which most employees spend the majority of their week, the working environment is of unparalleled importance when it comes to maximising productivity and positivity. The relationship between workplace and worker can have a direct impact on the work they produce – so it pays to think