Remote working and the issue of loneliness
The changes to working life brought about by the COVID pandemic has taught us a lot about the importance of social connection and social capital at work. To put it bluntly we need work friendships. Friends who look out for us, friends who we socialise with during and outside of working hours and friends who […]
L&D December 2020 What Matters Now?
Back in June we did some research with L&D professionals to find out what was top of their agenda. Six months ago there were 3 consistent themes that emerged from our question What Matters? 1. Wellbeing of staff Top of the agenda was the health and wellbeing of staff and the desire for that to […]
Facilitators of Freedom #onlinelearning
Carl Rogers described teaching as ‘unimportant and vastly overvalued’, he took issue with the teacher as expert, superior, authority figure model that our education system is built on, where teachers pour knowledge into the heads of their students. Teaching doesn’t automatically equal learning. In work-based learning it’s important to remember that an online course, or […]
Returning to Freedom (To Learn) #onlinelearning
One of the positives to come out of the last few weeks for me is the focus on learning. This includes conversations we had as part of our recent research: L&D June 2020 What Matters? Interviewees working in organisations who were previously resistant to moving to digital learning, were energised and excited about the changes […]