I stumbled across the quote below, from Bill Gates, again recently in the context of technology and work. Whatever your technology preferences, I think it is fair to say that he was pretty smart about the industry and has a unique view from which to survey the ladscape. He wrote this in 1995 in his … Continue reading Automated compliance training anyone? (The risks of underestimating technology change).
I find myself surprised by the frequency of response of a certain kind to the communication of digital change from leaning professionals. It tends to run something like this: “I don’t have any problem with digital learning but…you just can’t do everything with technology. It can’t replace everything.” I heard this sentiment again in the … Continue reading The digital substitution fallacy
To cut to the chase, I believe they do. At least, they are highly likely to. I hope they don’t have to though. This is bothersome to me. It is also a major obstacle to progress in the learning technology world where traditional technology vendors seem to have the structural upper hand in the tendering … Continue reading Do LMS users have to lose out in the technology tender process?
A few recent conversations with clients have circled the theme of valuable activity in corporate social networks. At the heart of this is a concern that these tools are used for ‘proper work’ rather than ‘non-work’ (however defined) or frivolity. The presence of pictures of pets and disucssions about what to have for lunch can … Continue reading Learning in the flow of work? Don’t worry about the cat photos
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky to find myself in a social media golden moment. (Plenty of social media moments are a whiffy, mustard brown these days, so I count my blessing there). I posted an open question on Linked In asking for thoughts on which capabilities should be within a ‘modern learning’ … Continue reading The number 1 capability: comfort with ambiguity
I have reached a point where I do most of my learning about ideas in the form of podcast listening. The HBR Ideacast is a good source of ideas. It can also be a great source of self-satisfied acadmeic rambling, so handle with care but do give it a try. The episode on innovation culture, … Continue reading Innovation isn’t just for fun
The notion that ‘digital is about people not technology’ is a theme that has echoed around the debates of 2018. This is to be applauded – purveyors of snake oil and other miracle cures tend to miss this item so it is gratifying to hear it so consistently. (As one client said yesterday, “the large … Continue reading Small beginnings (and quickly) – overcoming digital anxiety