MWL Newsletter No 18

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 11-17 June 2017

Article of the Week

Put Learning in the Employee’s Hands Seniye Groff, Learning Solutions Magazine, 15 June 2017

“Our company culture advocates the “51 percent” rule, which dictates that employees determine what to work on and go after it with a zeal not commonly found in a typical organization. In other words, no rules, no asking permission, but instead just do it. And so I figured: Why not take that approach in employee development, too?”

From around the Web

60-second interview with Jane Hart  STEP, 31 May 2017

“What do you see as being the main shifts required to modernise workplace learning?
We need to see a move away from the traditional approach that is dominated by training, to one which enables and supports all the ways people learn at work. This includes helping individuals and managers make more of the learning that happens as a natural part of everyday work, as well as helping individuals prepare for their future and manage their own self-development.”

A Little Magic Can Take You a Long Way Mark Britz, 12 June 2017

“Do we live in a magical age or do we merely live among many magicians?”

When to Coach and When Not to Coach  Patricia Overland, CLO Magazine, 13 June 2017

“Add coaching to my already busy schedule? I can’t! I don’t have time. I don’t know how, and no one is paying attention, anyway.” These are common responses from leaders when they’re asked — or told — to add coaching to their already overloaded plates. All over the world, leaders are using coaching to gain a competitive edge. But does coaching solve every problem one might encounter in the workplace? No. It’s not a panacea. Determining when coaching is a good investment can be challenging.”

Tech shows every industry how retraining is the new recruiting  TechCrunch, 13 June 2017

“In the increasingly competitive market for talent, tech companies are leading a new type of labor innovation: retraining as the new recruiting. Although investments in computer science education and vocational schools will be invaluable in the long run, retraining offers a more immediate solution. As companies race to be on the forefront of innovation, they should adopt not just Silicon Valley’s technological contributions, but also the blueprints for retraining talent.”

From the MWL Magazine

Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines & Resources

“Take responsibility for your own self-improvement, learning and development – it’s your career so you need to be in control of it. Intermittent training is no longer enough, you need to be continuously curious and finding things out.”

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Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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