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It’s fishy, but it works

Posted on: 18 September 2013

We need to get really clear about the root cause of the performance problem so that we can address the cause directly, says Paul Matthews

Nothing to be cheerful about

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 4 September 2013

We are paying the price in an increasingly alienated workforce, says Martyn Sloman

The future of training evaluation

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 4 September 2013

Narrowing down the factors that really matter will make life a lot easier when evaluating training, saysRichard Griffin

If everything is now virtual why am I still travelling?

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 29 August 2013

Despite the virtual means of communication, face-to-face contact is still crucial in business, Armin Hopp says

Don’t ask me about education

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 27 August 2013

Peter Honey takes a look at Michael Gove's plans to place more emphasis on learning facts rather than project-based work

Lots of deep concerns

Written by: Andrew Gibbons
Posted on: 27 August 2013

It will take a lot of really hard work to bring teetering organisations around, says Andrew Gibbons

Do we need to rethink productivity in organisations?

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 21 August 2013

We need to engage in more problem-based learning interventions, says Tim Baker

The leaving do

Posted on: 21 August 2013

A thoughtful personal touch is much better than a collective ritual, says Martyn Sloman

Training evaluation in this new world

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 21 August 2013

There is a great deal of difference between effective training and training effectiveness, says Paul Matthews

Are we expecting too much of workplace learning?

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 14 August 2013

There seems to me a lot of tensions and contradictions within skills policy and practice, says Richard Griffin

Avoiding a video nasty

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 14 August 2013

Creating your own video learning content may be easy but good planning and production are key, says Martin Addison

Closing the gap between opportunity and technology

Written by: Armin Hopp
Posted on: 24 July 2013

Talent is further enhanced by developing creative and target-driven learning strategies from the ground up, says Armin Hopp

Has this ever happened to you?

Written by: Peter Honey
Posted on: 17 July 2013

Education is a great way to stop prisoners re-offending, says Peter Honey

Sacred cows?

Written by: Paul Matthews
Posted on: 17 July 2013

Performance is what the business, customers and workers want, says Paul Matthews

A case study in conversing, learning and turnover

Written by: Tim Baker
Posted on: 10 July 2013

A thorough and thoughtful developmental approach to a workplace dilemma can be very effective, says Tim Baker

Joining the culture club

Written by: Martin Addison
Posted on: 10 July 2013

The starting point for cultural sensitivity is to recognise that 'we' are part of the problem, says Martin Addison

The challenges of informal learning

Written by: Richard Griffin
Posted on: 4 July 2013

Organisations need to think about whether there are opportunities for staff to feedback and reflect, says Richard Griffin

The trainable and the non-trainable

Written by: Martyn Sloman
Posted on: 4 July 2013

The important trait of integrity is innate and cannot be trained or developed, says Martyn Sloman