Archive for Learning & Performance

Applying Behavioural Economics to Learning

Learning Cafe is kicking of another collaborative project exploring the application of Behavioural Economics to Learning. The hypothesis will test is “Applying behavioural economics to decisions made for employee learning will assist L&D in becoming more [...]

Organisational Complexity and Implications for Leadership and Coaching

In some organisations coaching sometimes sits awkwardly in the Learning and Development function – being seen more as an “ad hoc” tool used by HR rather than a standard tool for training and development. However, a [...]

Informal learning:formal recognition

As a result of using either a sophisticated Learning Management System or a simple spreadsheet, we know how to record the outcomes, assessment results etc of formal learning.  We also know how to use those records [...]

Do you have a Personal Development Plan?

Sat in a meeting room somewhere in Manchester my quarterly review was drawing to a close. It had been a good conversation, a chance to reflect on the last few months, the trials and tribulations of [...]

Playing by numbers

The theme of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney was How to Win Friends and Influence Learning Stakeholders. Among the stakeholders considered was the “C-Level & Leadership”. This got me thinking, do the C-suite and lower [...]

True Pioneer: William C Norris

With all the discussion we have about learning technologies, social networking and relevance to learning it’s worth spending a few minutes to reflect on, and be humbled by, the work of a man who, at the [...]

Employee engagement – the Australian dilemma: The role of coaching and and leadership styles

In February 2009 Fiona Smith reported in the Australian Financial on the most recent (till then) Gallup poll of 1000 workers. The poll showed 79% of workers as either not engaged, or actively disengaged. This poll [...]

Share and prosper!

We work in teams within organisations and organisations form part of a larger community of suppliers, distributors and customers. In the past, and there continues to be, some great examples of organisations providing learning to suppliers, [...]

The disillusionment of training

The Freedictionary provides the following description of disillusionment; “having lost one’s ideals, illusions, or false ideas about someone or something; disenchanted” I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about the role of training in [...]

Method and madness – Disconnect between learning & knowledge

I’ve oftened wondered about the organisational disconnect between Learning and KM/Documentation areas. For years the model has perpetuated a sort of ‘doubling up’ on effort around the information people need to perform on the job. Learning [...]