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. ”

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”

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?

Building Corporate Culture with Social Learning in 5 Moments of Need

Recently I was asked for a keynote speech on social learning and a debate on the topic afterwards. Two questions where prominent and remained unanswered for me that evening. I will try to elaborate on those questions in this blog.

Why social learning amplifies lean learning

Organizations are always looking for ways to cut costs and improve their bottom line. Learning and development is one of the departments taking a large chunk of the resources and therefore under constant pressure to find more cost effective ways.

From Data Repository to Social Collaboration and Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Due to globalization and corporate conversations adapting from top down one direction broadcasting to collaborative multi-way inclusion, the need for platforms has grown. Employees become engaged in a new social thinking strategy to create a sustainable climate for personal and corporate growth. Corporate intranets where first introduced in the 90s and are at this point inContinue reading “From Data Repository to Social Collaboration and Bridging the Knowledge Gap”

We are still hunderst and collectors

Even if it’s not berries and deer we’re after, our DNA hasn’t changed that much. As soon as food becomes abundant, we get to install a modern update on Darwin’s theory. For survival stops being about physical fitness and turns to center around our mental fitness. In order to survive and gain competitive advantage within the evolution of the modern, networked homo sapiens … we take information as our food.