Your big idea isn’t going to sell itself. To persuade, you need to think first about the seller and the buyer, as well as the message. Even more importantly, you need to ‘win over the elephant’ – the emotional side. Pre-suasion can help: getting them in a good mood first. This “enhances problem solving and […]
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Is it time you found your rebel yell? I bet you show attitude in the classroom, wanting to cut to the chase. So how about showing attitude elsewhere in work? Disruption is more than talk though; it’s also about good ideas and follow-though. You may feel constrained by the Hippo in the room (highest paid […]
In their 2017 “Global Workplace Trends” report, Sodexo explores 10 topics that are shaping how companies work, including business agility, design thinking, millennial workers, robotics and automation in the workplace and migration. It is our actions today that will determine whether we head towards massive displacement of workers or the emergence of new opportunities in the […]
Learning transfer platforms (LTPs) are increasing the amount of behaviour change back in the workplace. They allow for spaced activities before and after training, at scale. Knowledge can be taught online, leaving valuable time for practice with feedback at live events. Evaluation can be built in as well. Long before this technology, learning transfer has […]
The idea of the lone genius is challenged in the provocative book The Evolution of Everything. Matt Ridley asserts that great men are created by history; innovation comes gradually, building on others’ thinking; and it happens when the idea is ripe. Serendipity plays a part in the creative process too. So let’s get ‘ordinary’ employees […]