Category: Learning Culture

Learning culture covers the topic of what drives individual and organizational learning outside of traditional training. This includes reward systems, coaching, leadership, reflection, and other systemic topics that drive organizational learning and agility.

skills of the future, skills

The Skills Of The Future Are Now Clear: And Despite What You Think, They’re Not Technical

This week IBM launched a significant study which looks at the real skills business leaders need over the next three years, and the results will surprise you.

The research, which included surveys across 50 countries (5800 executives), found that approximately 120 Million professionals need to be reskilled to deal with AI and new digital business ... Read more»

ceo, citizenship

The Business Roundtable Manifesto: What Should CEOs Do?

Last week there was a lot of press about the Business Roundtable’s new manifesto, proclaiming that business’s role is to help all of society, not just shareholders. While it reads well, it’s no different from the book Conscious Capitalism, Liberating The Heroic Spirit of Business, written in 2013.

But that aside, this is ... Read more»

The Power of Collaborative Learning: More Important Than Ever

In today’s skills-based economy, people want to learn faster than ever. More than $200 billion is now spent on various forms of workplace training and the volume of content is massive. There are tens of thousands of videos, courses, articles, and tools dedicated to helping people learn. And more and more of it is designed ... Read more»

Career Sleepwalking Can Be Bad For Your Health. What Should You Do?

This week LinkedIn released a fascinating study that shows how many of us tend to “sleepwalk” through our careers. As the research shows, almost one in four Americans are drifting along in their career, not sure what to do next. And this is happening while almost half of Millennials now want to find a new ... Read more»

HR in India: A Fast-Growing Market Focused On People Development and Culture

India is an amazing country. I just spent a week there meeting with clients and talking at the PeopleMatters HR Tech 18 conference and came home excited and invigorated.

In this article let me briefly give you some things to think about.

1/ India is the Fastest Growing Economy in the World.  So Talent ... Read more»

My Day at Tesla: What I Learned

It isn’t every day that an industry analyst gets to go behind the scenes of an iconic and controversial company, but this week I had that chance. Invited by the HR and corporate learning team, I spent a day at Tesla.  I went for the plant tour, wandered around the corporate offices, and spent a ... Read more»

The Art of Doing Less

“You can’t manufacture time.”

I recently had a half day meeting with several of the leading HR leaders in Silicon Valley and after many hours of discussion about the future of work, corporate culture, and the role of new HR technologies, the biggest conclusion of all was “we have to do less.”

“The most important ... Read more»

The Learning Curve is the Earning Curve

For many years I’ve been travelling around the world giving speeches and discussions on the future of corporate learning. One of the points I point out is the fact that today learning is part of economic survival for most of us. If we don’t stay current, up to date, and continuously re-skilled in our professions ... Read more»

Purpose at Work: It Comes from Within

Over the last few years a lot has been written about making jobs “purposeful.”

Reid Hoffman just posted an article about the importance of purpose, and described how LinkedIn creates purpose.  Earlier this year the New York Times described how Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, has applied purpose to their workforce. And my own ... Read more»

The End of a Job as we Know It

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away.

Over the last few years I’ve been speaking with many corporate business and human resource leaders and hearing a common theme: we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign organizations so we can learn faster, communicate ... Read more»