Author Archives: Jane Hart

Day 46: Improve your Zoom meetings

“With many of us working from home for the foreseeable future, videoconferencing has become a critical part of our professional and even personal lives. While there are several tools available for remote workers to use, such as Skype, Google Meet, or Webex, Zoom is one of the best, most stable, and easiest apps to use […]

Day 45: Are you re-imagining virtual collaboration?

The use of Microsoft Teams has really taken off during lockdown as Jared Sapatro Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365 writes in Reimagining virtual collaboration for the future of work and learning (8 July 2020). “We’ve reached an inflection point. As the global response to COVID-19 evolves, communities around the world have moved from an era of […]

Day 44: Are you supporting social learning at work?

In Why social learning will be even more vital in the future of work (Trainingzone, 8 July 2020) Sheridan Webb writes .. “Nine times out of ten, if I want to learn something, I will ask either a specific individual or a particular group. This made me realise that all the recent focus on working […]

Day 43: Are you building a continuous learning culture?

In The 100 hour asset (7 July 2020) Seth Godin writes “If you invest 100 hours in a rare skill, you’re likely to acquire it. If you could learn to sharpen a tool better than your peers, organize a high-performance database, see the nuances in some sector of cryptography, know how to build a pretty-good WordPress […]

Day 42: Are you encouraging self-sufficiency?

“You’re trying to focus on a project when one of your direct reports messages you, asking where to find a piece of information they need to do their job. You respond by sending them a resource and then try to turn back to your own project. A few minutes later, another one of your team members […]

Day 41: Are you encouraging reflective practices?

In 3 habits that will boost your creativity, Raj Jana (INc, 14 May 2020) cites Priotize Reflection as one: “Without reflection, there can be no growth. To create, you must reflect on what you consume. Curiosity is often the source of invention, so be constantly curious about everything around you. Question why things work and why […]

Day 40: What are your new L&D priorities?

In Five alternative challenges for Learning and Development leaders (30 June 2020) Paul Jocelyn asks “What if “moving the curriculum online” wasn’t the real challenge at all?…” Paul describes 5 alternative L&D challenges in this new world of work and learning: Leading with new confidence Connecting to a new work context Developing a new, ambitious narrative […]

Day 39: Do you encourage professional networking?

In Build a Network — Even When You Don’t Think You Need One (HBR, 25 Feb 2020), Dories Clark writes “There are plenty of reasons professionals don’t network enough. We’re all busy. Some have stressful family obligations. Others are introverts who don’t take to the process naturally. Of course, you can find time-efficient ways to connect with […]

Day 38: The future of work is now; are you ready for it?

In an excellent interview with my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, The Future of Work is Now, Harold talks a lot about his work, but reiterates this important point. “So that is it — help people to develop the skills they need to be self directed learners, and then in the organization reduce the barriers […]

Day 37: What online learning platforms do you offer?

A recent Microsoft blog post (1 July 202) Skilling for the future: New investments in Microsoft Learn states “At Microsoft, we’re building a “learn it all” culture where we aim to embrace curiosity, focus on being resourceful, and take our learnings and apply them for future success. In that light, learning is more important than ever, […]