MWL Newsletter No 69

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 10-16 June 2018

From around the Web

Why Some Managers Won’t Hire Top Performers  Liz Ryan, Forbes, 14 June 2018

“Even though we are told that great managers hire people who are smarter than they are, and we are told that top performers drive a company’s success, plenty of managers shy away from hiring sharp and talented people.

They hire someone “safer” than a super-smart and outspoken firebrand.

They hire someone more pliable, who will do what they’re told to do without complaining.”

Top Tools for Learning contributions

Three Signals Your Industry Is About to Be Disrupted  Megan Beck and Barry Libert, MIT Sloan Management Review, 11 June 2018

“Legacy companies are falling like dominoes to disruptors. Together, emerging technology and new business models have created new ways of serving customers. The same way Airbnb, Uber, and LinkedIn fundamentally changed the lodging, taxi, and recruiting industries, titans such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook are now poised to disrupt every industry as wide-ranging as health insurers to grocers. It’s safe to say that no industry will be left untouched — but is yours next?”

In the MWL Magazine

Vote for the Top Tools for Learning 2018  Jane Hart, 11 June 2018

The Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018, the 12th Annual Learning Tools survey, is now open. Jane Hart will once again be compiling the list from the votes of contributors worldwide as well as  3 sub-lists:

  1. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018 – ie. the digital tools used by individuals for their own self-organised learning and self-improvement
  2. Top 100 Tools for Workplace Training 2018 – ie. the digital tools used to create and/or manage (e-)training in the workplace
  3. Top 100 Tools for Education 2018 – ie. the digital tools used by educators and students in schools, colleges, universities, adult education etc.

Next MWL Workshop

Performance Improvement Consulting

Workshop runs 16 July – 12 August 2018

Individuals and teams often face performance problems. Instead of reaching for a training solution, you need to (work with a manager to) carry out a Performance Analysis to diagnose the (actual) problem, identify the best solution(s) – which may or may not be training. You will  then need to help to implement the solution and measure the performance change (rather than any learning).

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.

Find out more here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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