Learning and Performance Management and the Digital Workspace

dreamstime_xs_51357020Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a number of forward-looking conversations with L&D professionals about learning in the digital workplace; and in particular about learning within a digital workspace set-up.  A digital workspace is a concerted effort by organisations to provide their employees with a personalised environment to enable each individual to organise their digital tools and sources of information in an efficient manner to allow them to maximise their personal productivity.

As the desire for deeper integration of our systems grows, moving to a digital workspace concept gives us the chance to explore how we can make accessing a variety of tools as seamless as possible.  For L&D and HR, this should also mean making learning and performance management more visible on a day-to-day basis. Continue reading “Learning and Performance Management and the Digital Workspace”

Learning and Performance Management and the Digital Workspace

Using Digital Learning for Executive Development

dreamstime_xs_55894278In the “old days”, e-learning was often regarded as training for the masses, rather than for the most senior personnel in an organisation.  Maybe, to be fair, that should be “old-style” e-learning, for as the approach has evolved into what we know today as “digital learning”, I don’t believe we can restrict technology-based learning to just a certain part of the business.  But as executive and senior leadership development programmes have often been limited to a largely face-to-face experience, how should we utilise digital learning options within them? Continue reading “Using Digital Learning for Executive Development”

Using Digital Learning for Executive Development

Budgeting for Learning Impact

dreamstime_xs_28461353Depending on your company’s financial year, you might well be about to start the budgeting process for next year, or you may already be in the middle of juggling the needs of your business with the forecast budget – and all its pessimistic variations.

But how much are you setting aside to ensure that the learning you deliver next year has an impact on both the individual employee and business performance of the organisation? Continue reading “Budgeting for Learning Impact”

Budgeting for Learning Impact

If your LMS was like Amazon

dreamstime_xs_50731317A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted a link to this BBC News article on The Knowledge Academy about Dilshad and Barinder Hothi – joint founders of the international training company, the Knowledge Academy – in which they stated their aim to turn their business into the “Amazon of the education world”.

This immediately reminded me of one of my most recent projects where I scoped out the underpinning concepts and core requirements for a new online corporate university portal.  Here my aim was to create an Amazon-like user experience for learners in order to not only make it easier to make informed decisions about what they wanted to learn, but also to have them come back time and time again to learn more.  I called this “learning stickiness”.

Continue reading “If your LMS was like Amazon”

If your LMS was like Amazon