MWL Newsletter No 61

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 15-21 April 2018

From around the Web

Forget Your “Job.” Define Your “Calling.”  Jim McCarthy, 10 April 2018

“Dr. Wrzesniewski’s amazing finding was this: Your work orientation is INDEPENDENT of the sort of work you do. She notes that “I’ve studied surgeons who have a ‘job’ orientation – the work is a paycheck and not much else. I’ve studied people who scrub toilets for whom it is a ‘Calling’ and they feel the work is an end in itself and that it makes the world a better place in tangible ways.””

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work  Business Insider, 13 April 2018

The Two Traits of the Best Problem-Solving Teams  Alison Reynolds and David Lewis, Harvard Business Review, 2 April 2018

“A psychologically safe environment ignites cognitive diversity and puts different minds to work on the bumpy and difficult journey of strategy execution.”

Plagiarism and ethics  Clark Quinn, 17 April 2018

“So let me talk about one bad practice: taking or using other people’s stuff without attribution.  Most of the speakers I know can cite instances when they’ve seen their ideas (diagrams, quotes, etc) put up by others without pointing back to them.  There’s a distinction between citing something many people are talking about (innovation, microlearning, what have you) with your own interpretation, and literally taking someone’s ideas and selling them as your own.”

Some Simple Truths about Us and Learning at Work  Mark Britz, 17 April 2018

“… it’s puzzling that L&D is still summoned to primarily create for others rather than help others have the opportunity, space and access to create for themselves and to share. The closest L&D often comes is in their primary output; courses and content. Yet even these outputs tend to address only the first two elements of “real” learning; experience and practice, often leaving conversation and reflection to mere chance. 

A new study says older people want the same things from a job as millennials: A good boss and a chance to change the world  Business Insider, 15 April 2018

“The survey, which collected responses from 500,000 employees at 750 companies, asked respondents to answer questions about “engagement drivers” — or what is important to them about a job. The companies surveyed were mostly in the U.S., Australia, and Europe.  Across all age groups, employees indicated that confidence in company leadership and the ability to provide personal development were important.”

what they don’t teach at university, but should  Harold Jarche, 16 April 2018

“No graduate should leave their institution without a good knowledge of the professional field in which they want to continue. There is no excuse today for students not to be connected to professionals outside their school. Keeping students focused only on their academic studies is akin to a prison sentence, expecting that the same world awaits as the one they left several years earlier.”

In the MWL Magazine

Building Modern Independent Lifelong Learners  Jane Hart, April 2018

“.. modern professionals learn for many different reasons – not just because they have to, in order to become competent and compliant in their organisation – but because they want to, for their own personal and professional reasons.”

Next MWL Workshop

Supporting Professional Self-Development at Work

Next public workshop runs: 14 May – 18 June 2018

In this 4-week online workshop we look at how individuals might use a formal process of professional development in which they take responsibility for organising and manage their own self-improvement or self-development – and how you might support them in this process.

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)
Part 2: Designing, Delivering and Managing Modern Training for the Workplace
Part 3: Supporting Independent Continuous Learning at Work 

Available as a PDF to download.

Find out more about the Modern Workplace Learning 2018 here.

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 life-long learne

This newly updated resource now contains 60 Tasks to help you get the most out of your work life and take control of your career.

Take the 60 Day Challenge starting 1 May 2018 – Sign up here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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