MWL Newsletter No 27

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 13-19 August 2017

Article of the Week

Self-Directed Learning Can Only Work If…  JD Dillon, Learning Solutions Magazine, 15 August 2017
“Employees will take it upon themselves to solve problems and develop their skills regardless of support they receive from L&D. We must accept this as the not-so-new normal and adjust our strategies accordingly. We must let go of our implausible ownership of the learning process and instead enable autonomous learning through clear expectations, consistent feedback, and accessible resources. People have always self-directed their learning. L&D just hasn’t always been there to help out.”

From around the Web

How To Know If Your Next HR Leader Will Drive Your Business Forward  Forbes Human Resources Council, 10 August 2107

“The HR function is still populated with many leaders who have not made the adjustment to translating business objectives into people strategies. This leaves us in a predicament – are there enough HR leaders with a modern, business partnership orientation available?”

Why email remains the king of communication  CMS Wire, 15 August 2017

“As much as the naysayers will hate to hear it, for communication and collaboration, email still reigns supreme.”

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 Adds 5G And Deep Learning For First Time  Forbes, 15 August 2017

Help employees create knowledge, not just share it  John Hagel III and John Seely Brown, HBR, 15 August 2017

“Without diminishing the value of knowledge sharing, we would suggest that the most valuable form of learning today is actually creating new knowledge. Organizations are increasingly being confronted with new and unexpected situations that go beyond the textbooks and operating manuals and require leaders to improvise on the spot, coming up with new approaches that haven’t been tried before. In the process, they develop new knowledge about what works and what doesn’t work in specific situations. We believe the old, “scalable efficiency” approach to knowledge needs to be replaced with a new, more nimble kind of “scalable learning.””

Is understanding the class of 2017 the key to organisational success?  Fresh Business Thinking, 17 August 2017

“This Workforce 2020 report highlights differing expectations in areas including retention, management styles, motivation and business ethics.

  • 57 per cent of millennial workers are expecting to move job within two years and 40 per cent within one year
  • 56 per cent of millennials want a manager to be a coach or mentor, while only 8 per cent want a manager who directs them 
  • 80 per cent of millennials are motivated to go the extra mile at work
  • 60 per cent of millennial list challenging and interesting work as their top workplace priority “

Vote for your Top Tools for Learning 2017

The 11th Annual Learning Tools survey is taking place in 2017, and Jane Hart will once again be compiling the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 

MWL Workshop

Supporting Continuous Independent Learning 

4 September – 6 October 2017

In this 5-week online workshop we look at how to help managers and individuals adopt a modern professional learning mindset as well as empower individuals to take responsibility for their own continuous self-improvement (in their existing job) and self-development (to prepare for the future),

30 Day Learning Challenges

New challenge open
Keep up to date with your industry or profession

This Challenge will focus on a variety of digital ways to help you keep up to date in your industry or profession. The daily tasks will consider how to make the best use of different types of events, people and content to help you keep ahead of the curve, as well as expose you to a range of digital tools and services that you will find of value.

Other challenges

Jane Hart
Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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