A lesson from a sojourn with a digital team

A brief reminder of something was brought home twice today. I am working with a digital business unit within a large and well established organisation. We are working on the creation and initiation of a stratgy for digital learning – for digital people and in a contemporary and sustainable manner. In a couple of meetings/interviews … Continue reading A lesson from a sojourn with a digital team

The digital substitution fallacy

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

The number 1 capability: comfort with ambiguity

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

Small beginnings (and quickly) – overcoming digital anxiety

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

Bubbles, filters, fakery and social limits

I need some help. This filter bubble idea is really eating away at me. The promise of open and direct communication with everyone or anyone at any moment gripped me with some excitement for many years. Having worked in digital advertising and in broadcasting for large portions of my professional life, I found the revolution … Continue reading Bubbles, filters, fakery and social limits

Listening makes it personal

I am now a pretty well embedded Spotify user. As a keen music fan (with excellent taste), I probably listen to more music than I have ever done. Much of this music is new to me. Combined with the seemingly endless trove of tunes on YouTube, I am experiencing a renaissance in my music education. The … Continue reading Listening makes it personal

Chief Digital Learning Officer. Is that a thing yet?

Another dose of shameless self-promotion here. I do think there is a purpose though, so bear with me… In a few weeks I am presenting at the CDO Forum on the topic of “Developing a Digital Learning Service for the New Workplace”. As you can see from the agenda, this is not an eLearning or L&D event. … Continue reading Chief Digital Learning Officer. Is that a thing yet?