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 can … Continue reading Learning and marketing should be one strategic social office
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 less … Continue reading Which Learning Dogma do you worship?
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?
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.
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.