Organisational Development

What is a Learning Culture?

What is a learning culture and what’s it got to do with business change? Change as the new norm requires organisational agility, an ability to capitalise on opportunities, deal with challenges, and disrupt rather than be disrupted…. This is what we talk about in the business change world in terms of internal capability and change …

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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

I just watched this TedX video on automating democracy. It’s a big picture idea, that challenges a lot of what we understand to be the ‘way things work’. Clearly we’re still a way off the end solution he envisions, if we even get there at all, but it got me thinking about the fundamental organisational …

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