Sam Allsopp

Human Experiences Learning Design, and Meaning in the Workplace

I thought in this article I’d explore the concept of human experiences, as they pertain to learning, and also how they connect to the broader people operations landscape. In a previous article on Learning Experience Design, I mention that a human experience in the workplace can be interpreted as the product of both customer and …

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What is a Learning Culture?

I wrote an article for a client company recently on learning culture and business change, I thought I’d reshare it here as it ties in quite nicely as an intro to a sequence of work I’ve been ruminating on around culture, learning organisations and the overall organisational culture landscape, which I’ll release more on in …

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Love Simplicity, Embrace Complexity, Avoid Reductionism

I just attended the LT2020 conference in London, it was really great that the trade is making great headway into a brave new world of learning, that will really make great use of technology, tools and the information that underpins it. As I walked around I made a general observation. The general gist of more-or-less …

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Organisational Learning and the Structural Fallacy

In a previous article I wrote about some of the things we could potentially do to overcome our ‘L&D Uncertainty Paradox’, to take the first steps towards moving beyond just the ‘training’ landscape into a wider future, there were six points that I pulled out, namely; Broaden our data sets of both inputs and expected …

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The L&D Uncertainty Paradox

I was listening to the excellent L&D podcast episode 35 earlier yesterday and the conversation taking place with David James and James Poletyllo on his article around L&D sleepwalking to extinction, both were navigating a conceptually difficult landscape. What was mentioned in the podcast was that in the act of analysing a customer request in …

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Performance and the Organisational Constraint

Immediately as I wrote this, Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes to mind where King Arthur converses with the serf leading to the cries of ‘Help, Help I’m being repressed!” Clearly I’m being a bit facetious in this comparison, but deliberately so, as in every satire there are the ever present grain/s of truth. …

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