MWL Newsletter No 81

Here are posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 2 – 8 September 2018.

From around the Web

Airbnb for work is getting bigger  Kate Clark, TechCrunch, 5 September 2018

“Experiences, not cash, are the new corporate bonus. At least, according to Airbnb …. Airbnb is adding three new features. The first addition allows businesses to use Airbnb Experiences, the part of the app or website where travelers can book tours or events for their vacations, to arrange team-building activities, like sailing lessons or pastry-making classes. The second makes some of the homes available on Airbnb for corporate off-sites and meetings. And the final new feature lets employers secure temporary housing for employees relocating for work.”

You can build an HR department without HR people  DisruptHR, Talent Management & HR, 5 September 2018

“I believe that the future HR rock stars aren’t currently working in HR today,” he says. “And if we don’t open the gates to them, we are neglecting a talent pool that can make HR more innovative and credible.”

Lifelong learning in unexpected places  Amanda Baker, Scientific American, 5 September 2018

“That kind of embrace of lifelong learning … thrives on the idea that learning takes place everywhere and opportunities come in embracing effort, failure, changing expectations, and asking people for help.”

Why continuous education matters  Andrew McConnell, Forbes, 5 September 2018

“I have a saying that our lives can be divided into two broad phases. In the first, we don’t know anything. In the second, we realize we don’t know anything. Growth, learning and improvement come once we realize the second phase. With that objective in mind, below are the lessons I have learned in building my company and the team within it, all the while creating a culture and mindset of continuous growth and improvement.”

The personality test that conned the world  Philip Hensher, The Spectator, 8 September 2018

“The Myers-Briggs test was widely used in 20th-century business enterprises. But the mother and daughter behind it were blatant opportunists.”

Less than 1 week to vote for your Top Tools for Learning 2018

 2,531 votes received as at 8 September 2018

The Top Tools for Learning 2018 survey – the 12th Annual Digital Learning Tools survey – closes at mid-day (GMT) on Friday 14 September.

Jane Hart will then compile the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018 list as well as 3 sub-lists:

  1. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018
  2. Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018
  3. Top 100 Tools for Education  2018

Results will be released at 8 am (GMT) on Monday 24 September 2018


Next MWL Workshop

Supporting learning from the daily work

Online Workshop runs 22 October – 2 December 2018

Although L&D departments have focused on training people to do their jobs, research tells us that most of what employees learn at work happens as they do their job – it’s just that they are not aware of it or make the most of it. And, when team members work together closely, share reflections and resources on a regular basis, they continuously learn from each other. This, in fact, is where the real social learning takes place. So, in this 6-week online workshop we look at how to work with managers and individuals so that they get the most out of – and learn from – their daily working experiences as well as how you can help to build and support a knowledge sharing culture in teams as well as across the organisation.

Continuous Improvement, Learning and Development

A Online Resource Book for Modern Workplace Learning

Continuous Learning is vital – everyone says so – but what does it mean for organisations? it’s not just about providing continuous training or making employees study continuously; it’s more about helping them establish a regular habit of learning. In this new online resource we look at how to help individuals become independent continuous learners, how to provide a flow of continuous learning opportunities – which includes modern training – and how to help them learn continuously from their daily work.

Find out more here

Jane Hart
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning

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