Placebos, experiments and learning interventions

I’m constantly concerned about the relationship between learning interventions and performance at work. It’s an age old question that dogs our profession. It’s also one of the hardest questions to answer because there is a lot of nuance involved. Did a learning intervention directly improve performance at work? Which also presents serious challenges for advocates … More Placebos, experiments and learning interventions

Re-thinking awards and possibly recruitment too

I know, who writes a blog on a Saturday, right? Anyway I was thinking about industry awards today. Yep that’s right, my Saturday has been full of excitement. I was thinking about how industry awards are a funny old mix of stuff. A body, group or organisation decides they’re going to hold an awards ceremony … More Re-thinking awards and possibly recruitment too

What happens when you have a carnival of chats?

So yesterday was the day I had my day of chats. I’m setting out to figure out how I make this freelance, independent consultant gig thing work, and I’m mindful that traditional business networking just isn’t my thing. I’m not a salesperson and I don’t enjoy only seeking out to fulfil an agenda. I believe … More What happens when you have a carnival of chats?

The Learning Evaluation Equation isn’t about ROI

A while ago I asked the question, is learning is about performance? Broc Edwards wrote an excellent response which convinced me that it completely is. After all if the learning someone undertakes doesn’t improve their performance at work, what were they hoping to achieve? There’s a lot of focus on the ROI of learning, and … More The Learning Evaluation Equation isn’t about ROI