The gig economy has been used to demand total flexibility, while offering minimal security. But it can be positive. Defined broadly, it is about dividing work into projects and letting the best-suited people do them flexibly. Few employers, however, think hard about when people do their best work. Here’s room for innovation: At their peak […]
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Malcolm Knowles posited that resonance – new learning relating to what they already know – helped adults to assimilate new learning. But resonance can get in the way of us changing our beliefs, as we discount information that does not support what we already know. Recent research finds that students assimilate less when they use […]
Induction – or on-boarding – is difficult, especially for young workers unfamiliar with workplace norms. Ideally, business leaders would want compulsory work experience in schools, so that young people join the workforce ready for business. In the US, some firms have created finishing schools to address the same problem. When it comes to employee handbooks, […]
Walking at work is good for our physical and our mental health; and it aids our decision making processes with others or alone. Street Wisdom enables us to see the urban environment in an inspiring way, and is ‘walking-based problem solving’ – a mix of psychology, mindfulness and cognitive science. We can also look to nature […]
The modern learner spends just 1% of their working week on learning. That’s just 24 minutes, or 4.8 minutes per day. The micro-learning trend has sprung from this, and while there are no longitudinal studies around outcomes, it does seem to be employee driven, replicating our non-work life. We can’t simply chop up existing training […]