MWL Newsletter No 53

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 18-24 February 2018

From around the Web

Are you lost in leadership  Ann Latham, Forbes, 18 February 2018

“Performance management systems provide yet another example of leaders getting lost in leadership. The best way to manage performance is to continuously help everyone improve their ability to contribute. Performance management systems undeniably geared toward establishing raises, documenting failures, and protecting the organization from lawsuits, not toward enhancing performance.”

If your Business Isn’t Doing These 5 Things, Then Your Leadership Training is a Waste of Money  Inc, 20 February 2018

Given that companies are spending billions on leadership development you would think that this problem is pretty much solved. Yet 46 percent of business leaders say they do not have the support to lead a changing and diverse workforce, and Millennials especially, do not believe they are being developed as leaders, which doesn’t bode well for the future.”

This is how Generation Z will bypass college  Ryan Jenkins, Inc, 20 February 2018

“School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn’t evolved much since then .. But are these education changes too little too late for Generation Z who has their sights on more innovative and agile education alternatives? ”

People Development: Stop Spending; Start Thinking  Gabor Holch, CLO Magazine, 20 February 2018

“At each year-end, managers decide where they will invest funds allocated to elevating employees to their next level of success. Choices are tough: One mistake and you can lose both your bonus and some of next year’s budget. They are made harder by the proliferation of products, methodologies and gimmicks that claim to be “the next revolution” in corporate learning. Under pressure to perform, HR often follows the best marketing. The cycle restarts the following year.”

In the MWL Magazine

10 reasons to modernize workplace training  Jane Hart, 20 February 2018

The current training model can no longer keep pace with the speed of business and the continuous nature of change. It is time to give it an overhaul. Here are 10 issues associated with current training approaches and some brief pointers about how they can be addressed.

Modern Workplace Learning 2018

This new book includes some (updated) content from Jane Hart’s previous books as well as new material. 

Part 1: An Introduction to Modern Workplace Learning in 2018)  is FREE.
Part 2: Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Training for the Workplace
Part 3: Supporting Independent Continuous Learning at Work 

Available as a paperback or a PDF to download.

Find out more about the Modern Workplace Learning 2018 here.

Next MWL Workshop

Designing and Delivering Modern Training for the Workplace

Starts Monday 5 March runs until 13 April 2018

There will always be a need for the L&D department to organise training events and content- but these just need to be more relevant and appealing for appealing for today’s workforce.  This 6-week online workshop will help you consider a number of ways to design a range of modern training experiences.

How to Become a Modern Professional Learner

In the modern workplace there is no longer such a thing as a job for a life – only a life of jobs – so it’s up to everyone to continuously update their knowledge, skills and productivity and become an independent modern professional learner. This resource (written by Jane Hart) contains 100 short Tasks (based around the 10 Principles of Modern Professional Learning) to help you get the most out of your work life and take control of your career.

Find out more about this resource here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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