Learning in an unstable world
I was in early talks about an L&D role with a consulting firm, one that works in one of the worlds most dangerous areas. They wanted to build up their internal L&D department, as well as make sure that the courses and coaching they delivered had an impact. In this context "impact" also means that they want to be part of the change for good. This got me thinking, what does it mean to work with learning across different cultures, in areas where you in many ways are an invader,
The Emperor has no clothes — and sometimes that is ok!
Knowledge management; identifying, sharing and expanding the organisation’s knowledge base — is a key success driver for many organisations. On a daily basis I am in conversations about how to improve the knowledge of employees, and how that knowledge or lack thereof impacts the company's bottom line. Knowledge is often seen as something to be controlled, to be shared in organised forms like formal classroom training or eLearning sessions. This leads to organisations adopting
How do you light a fire?
I’m talking about training and culture change here. Well, first you have to decide what kind of fire you would like to start. Is it a roaring bonfire that challenges the sun with its light and heat, or is it a slow-burning fire that keeps you warm through a cold winter’s night? Often I see organisations decide that what they need to solve their challenge is a roaring bonfire. This involves a “kick-off” that will make people cheer, chant and be motivated, and a lot of effort i