Are digital skills overrated to thrive in the future?

The debate surrounding the digital skills gap has accelerated in recent years. However, depending on how the digital divide is perceived and which drivers are leading the debate, our focus might take a different direction. Only when we understand this and speak the same language we can propose solutions. And, those might have nothing toContinue reading “Are digital skills overrated to thrive in the future?”

The Metaverse is the end of HRTech, EdTech and MarkTech

Metaverse and Phygital have suddenly become a hype in recent months. Rightly so, because they open doors to the learning organisations that already see the future at a higher level. However, the use of technology to bridge the digital world and the physical world is nothing new, yet we see that the pandemic was aContinue reading “The Metaverse is the end of HRTech, EdTech and MarkTech”

Gig-workers provide cross-fertilisation of knowledge in the larger ecosystem. 

A job for life is one of the last things millennials and Generation Z are looking for. Today’s youth want to see their own values and standards reflected in their work. As well as young people largely redrawing the future of work, we are seeing the ever-growing freelance and gig economy having an ever –Continue reading “Gig-workers provide cross-fertilisation of knowledge in the larger ecosystem. ”

Reverse Engineering for the Value Driven Learning Organisation

Intelligent collaboration in a human and machine symbiosis is what enables us to thrive in a world of ever accelerating change. This is the starting point of the learning organisations I describe in my latest book The LearnScape.  For business leaders, it’s becoming increasingly urgent to align both employees and organisational strategy with the expectationsContinue reading “Reverse Engineering for the Value Driven Learning Organisation”

Why consilience will help your business soar in 2021

Disruptive and stressful experiences such as the still prevailing crisis can be opportunities and catalyst for growth. But, from what I experience is that the “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” mantra still withholds many organizations and leaders to see(k) opportunities. However, research[1] has shown that crises creates new opportunities for people and organizationsContinue reading “Why consilience will help your business soar in 2021”

Will AI drive and resolve the skills gap?

The impact of AI (Artificial Intelligence) on office and knowledge workers is undeniable. These jobs will not that easily disappear or replaced by robots, but the skills required to remain complementary to AI will be very different.  EdTech providers claim that they rely on AI to ensure that our employees acquire those skills to remain employable. WillContinue reading “Will AI drive and resolve the skills gap?”

Learning Strategies for Continuous Improvement

The company of the future will need to embrace a positive attitude to sustainable learning strategies no matter how delayered, disrupted, outsourced, digitized or virtualized they are.  We need to focus on those companies that are preparing themselves today for the future of tomorrow.   Growth is not only a financial measure but encompasses the whole companyContinue reading “Learning Strategies for Continuous Improvement”

Learning and marketing should be one strategic social office

By now, we should know that old silo’s and organigrams don’t hold anymore.  Why do we still have departments such as marketing, communications and learning when they all have the same purpose, driving business results, based on data, with the best workforce possible.  The 2020 Human Capital report by Deloitte pointed out that social organizations that canContinue reading “Learning and marketing should be one strategic social office”

Which Learning Dogma do you worship?

As Learning Consultants we need to understand why our customers want to implement new or innovative learning approaches. In most cases cost reduction is still the number one, and sometimes only reason. However well implemented new learning approaches taking advantage of modern technology and proven teaching styles, lead to increased student performance thereby producing lessContinue reading “Which Learning Dogma do you worship?”

Training vs Learning

Recently a friend asked me about my profession as I changed my LinkedIn tagline to “Lean and Social Learning” expert. Apparently still many people active in L&D believe that their job is to “train” people in order to make them successful in their job. Do they not realize that when you train people the odds are big that they don’t learn at all, moreover that they will not change the way they perform their jobs?