Author Archives: Jane Hart

About Jane Hart

Jane Hart helps organisations and learning professionals modernise their approaches to workplace learning - through public workshops and bespoke consultancy. She is the Editor of the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, and is the author of a number of books including Modern Workplace Learning 2019 as well as the resource for individuals A Professional's Guide to Modern Learning. Jane was the 2018 recipient of the ATD Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development award. You can contact Jane at Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk.

How does the role of the L&D department need to change?

 [This article is adapted from two posts published on my own blog] A year ago I tweeted this question: What would happen if there were no Training/L&D department? Your thoughts for an article I am writing. Quotes will be cited. Thx — Jane Hart (@C4LPT) March 30, 2016 Here are some of the responses I […]

What does it mean to transform workplace learning?

When it comes to business transformation, a Harvard Business Review article, What do you really mean by business “transformation”? describes three different “categories of effort” as follows: OPERATIONAL – This is the use of new technologies to solve old problems. However, although operational change can drive business impact, it doesn’t bring about transformation. OPERATIONAL MODEL – This involves […]

Gamification is like Marmite. Love it or hate it

Gamification is another HR buzzword; in fact nowadays everything is being gamified. It is big business; gamification vendors abound, and there are plenty of gamification conferences too. But does it actually work? First of all, let’s be clear what is meant by the term gamification.  It is not the same as games (or even game-based […]

L&D’s biggest challenge and greatest opportunity: letting go

L&D’s traditional role has been to organise, track, monitor and otherwise manage training – firstly as it took place in the classroom and more recently in the form of e-learning. However, now that it is generally recognised that modern professionals learn in many different ways, it is not just a matter of force-fitting these new […]

Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work

Now that social learning is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it.  However, “social learning”  is a very different type of learning from traditional training, because it is natural phenomenon (that takes place when people share and collaborate with one another) rather than something that is […]

Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D?

    I have been running the Learning in the Workplace survey for 5 years now, and after over 5,000 responses from 63 countries worldwide the results are clear: Company training is the least valued way of learning in the workplace. In this article I want to look at what the survey tells us and […]

Beyond Training – The Importance of Workwide Learning

There is a lot of talk about lifelong learning – but most of it focuses on lifelong education – that is continuously taking courses throughout your life. For instance, the recent Economist article, Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative, explained how “Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment”. This […]

5 Factors driving Modern Workplace Learning

“If you were an employee on Henry Ford’s assembly line in Detroit in the 1920s, you received a high degree of training and preparation before you ever set foot in the factory. You learned what your role was, and were given all the tools you needed to accomplish your job from Day One. From then […]

The Modern Professional’s LearningToolkit

There is a lot of interest in the behaviour of the Modern Learner, but in the context of work it is more appropriate to talk about the Modern Professional Learner. The Modern Professional Learner learns for, at and through work in many different ways – i.e. not just in formal training or e-learning, but through […]

An employee’s Personal Learning Space lies at the heart of MWL – not a LMS

Updated: 24 December 2018 There is a lot of talk about how the workplace is changing; it is certainly a very different place from even 10 years ago. We hear about how the emerging Gig Economy means there is no longer a job for life, and how digitization is effecting the workplace in many different […]