Author Archives: Jane Hart

Day 16: Learn the lessons of lockdown

In Lockdown lessons: the remote working takeaways we’ll bring back to the office, Louise Berry writes “Fitter, happier, more productive… Amid the disruption of the past few months, there have been many benefits for office employees. So, how can we bring the best parts of working in lockdown back to our traditional workplaces?” Since we last […]

Day 15: Help make new habits stick

In the modern workplace – particularly one post-Covid – new learning habits and practices will need to be established. One of those will be helping individuals become more self-reliant for their own learning and development. In

Day 14: Run online networking events

“With vast swaths of the globe under social distancing restrictions, networking may be the furthest thing from your mind. But just because you can’t connect in person doesn’t mean your business relationships have to languish.” Many professional networking events are now online, but there is now an opportunity for L&D folk to create online company […]

Day 13: Learning by mistake

Day 13: Learn from your mistakes

Is there a way to rewire your brain to transform the fear of the unknown and self-loathing of mistakes into real learning and wisdom? Photo credit: HR Examiner “Being able to remember stuff is not so important any more. Most of the world’s knowledge is a google search away. What we need to know is […]

Day 12: Create a learning culture

‘True learning cultures, defined by CEB as “a culture that supports an open mindset, an independent quest for knowledge, and shared learning directed toward the mission and goals of the organization,” are still the exception rather than the norm. Recent research found that only 10% of organizations have managed to create them, with just 20% of employees […]

Day 10: Deliver micro-courses

“Highbrow teaches you something new every day. As you sip your morning coffee and rub the sleep from your eyes, Highbrow delivers a short, 5-minute email lesson to help you learn anything from art and philosophy, to business and personal development. Lessons are delivered one-at-a-time, for 10 days, and are followed by fun, knowledge-testing quizzes […]

Day 9: Help teams cut down on email and meetings

“Microsoft Teams adoption is exploding. It is perfect for these times, when so many of us now work in distributed teams (aka remote). It is an easy way to access our files, our colleagues and manage our day-to-day work. Using Teams as we adjust to remote working gives us a huge opportunity to ditch some […]

Day 8: Consider learning games

This is one of my favourite “learning games” – i.e. a simulation with added gaming elements (goals, rules, challenge and interaction). It’s the Blood Typing Game, and it helps students learn about blood transfusions by showing what happens if you give someone a blood transfusion with the wrong blood type. You can play it below. Please note you will […]

Day 7: Understand motivation at work

Understanding what motivates people at work has always been a complex task, but Dan Pink explains how 4 decades of research show human motivation comes from three elements: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose in this RSA Animation. Dan’s book Drive would  also be a valuable read. “Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like […]