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Lack of career development for staff damages business, survey suggests - People Management Magazine Online

Lack of career development for staff damages business, survey suggests - People Management Magazine Online | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Nearly two fifths of UK employees have never discussed their career plans with their line manager leading to a lack of engagement, a survey has found.
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Nigel Coutts: Value the Process "beauty of unfinished work"

Nigel Coutts: Value the Process "beauty of unfinished work" | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
There is a danger in seeking finished perfection in all that we do.

There is a risk that our students will focus solely on the attributes that define  a finished piece and overlook the importance of the process that leads to it. With a shift in our mindset we might be able to celebrate this process and encourage our students to value the learning that occurs along the way.

Guernica by Pablo Picasso
 - http://www.all-art.org/art_20th_century/picasso11.html

Carol Dweck’s writing on Mindsets


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Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, July 31, 4:31 PM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

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Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

BUCostantino's curator insight, Today, 3:39 AM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

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Depth v breadth - shouldn't everyone have a chance to fulfil their potential?

Depth v breadth - shouldn't everyone have a chance to fulfil their potential? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Columnist Caroline Gourlay is an independent business psychologist based in Bath who writes about the application of psychology in the workplace, including its risks and limitations. She is interested in trends in psychological research as well as the nitty-gritty practicalities of using psychology at work. Caroline has worked with large corporations and in the public sector, but her real interest is in medium-sized, owner-managed businesses, including family business. She helps organisations to select the right people to fit their organisation and coaches executives to enable them to fulfil their potential.

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Developing across boundaries

Developing across boundaries | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

This article discusses the findings from exploratory research into an innovative HRD programme providing cross organisational formal mentoring between middle managers from two public sector organisations, (a local authority and a health board), and a private sector
organisation, a high street bank. The organisations had well established in-house mentoring programmes but were keen to offer an addition to their leadership development strategies.

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4 Ways to Create a Culture of Daily Mentorship

4 Ways to Create a Culture of Daily Mentorship | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Be the "matchmaker" who encourages mentoring efforts at your workplace.

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Bringing out the best in people

Bringing out the best in people | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Providing good service has never been easy. Meeting rising customer expectations requires companies focus on building the capabilities their people need to make full use of their talents. A McKinsey & Company article.

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Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?

Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
I've published two posts on micro-learning in recent months. One was on this site; one was done for ATD. Both generated discussion with some folks debating my assertion that we need to be very cau

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5 Ways to Ensure Critical Knowledge Transfer

5 Ways to Ensure Critical Knowledge Transfer | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Companies routinely watch deep smarts walk out the door when experts retire or leave. But there are tactics learning leaders can use to transfer this critical knowledge.

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New models of learning to support business agility pt2

New models of learning to support business agility pt2 | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

In order for formal learning to be effective, L&D needs to move away from viewing courses as discrete events. Instead, it needs to build in the opportunity for practice and reflection outside of the course as critical elements in any formal learning. Our research shows that top learning companies are making much greater use of reflective, collaborative activities:

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Blunt, Effective Feedback, in 3 Stories

Blunt, Effective Feedback, in 3 Stories | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Research is finally showing the link between free-flowing feedback and better business results. In workplaces where managers don’t engage in feedback, employee engagement rates limp in at 29%. On the flip side, when feedback is regularly exchanged between managers and employees, engagement jumps to 79%.When HBR asked 550 CEOs what factors were most likely to bring them business success in the next year, employee engagement ranked in the top three, above ability to innovate and even sales and marketing. Feedback leads to employees caring about their work, and if executives are right, tha

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How Mentors Can Help Improve the Onboarding Experience

How Mentors Can Help Improve the Onboarding Experience | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Onboarding is one of the most crucial steps in the hiring process. As new hires make the transition from candidate to employee, the actions the company takes during this phase can help set the stage for a long tenure with the company. Studies show that an effective onboarding strategy leads to higher job satisfaction, organizational commitment, decreased turnover, and better performance.

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Exit Interviews: The 2nd Most Worthless Activity HR Has To Handle

Exit Interviews: The 2nd Most Worthless Activity HR Has To Handle | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Let’s be clear, the most useless HR activity is Performance Management. Hands down.

 

But since I have been an enthusiastic beater of that horse already, a close second has to be the Exit Interview.

 

Let’s review all of the reasons for their sacred cow status:

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The Benefits of Learning as a Team

The Benefits of Learning as a Team | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures,” said sociologist Benjamin Barber. “I divide the world into learners and non-learners.”

As each of us takes on more responsibility, we seem to misplace the necessity of learning. We learn through our actions and from feedback, but how often do we sit down to distill our failures or mistakes into actionable lessons? How often do we connect seemingly unrelated ideas or insights to challenge our comfort zones?

How else do we get better at what we do?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 24, 4:36 AM

Learning together- we can't do it all ourselves, so hone this skill set!

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Game changers for learning

Game changers for learning | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
What’s going on? CIOs running to catch up. Thousands of people bringing their own devices into work and demanding that they are plugged in to the corporate networks. People expecting to switch seamlessly from their desktop computer, to their laptop computer, to their tablet device, and to their smartphone and back again with no loss of data and complete integrity and overlap between the software running those systems and devices. 
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Is Your Performance Appraisal Regime Credible?

Is Your Performance Appraisal Regime Credible? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Whether your performance appraisal system is newly introduced or has been operating for some years, managers must be credible if they are trusted

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Performance Reviews: The Process Doesn’t Suck – People Do

Performance Reviews: The Process Doesn’t Suck – People Do | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

You won’t believe me, but I’ll say it any way. Ninety percent of this post was written prior to the big announcement on July 21st that Accenture will stop doing employee performance reviews. I did not write this post knowing they were going to do exactly what I have outlined below. If I had that kind of predictive power I’d be counting lottery winnings on a yet-to-be-named private island

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Learning And Development’s Vital Role In Nurturing Engaged Employees - eLearning Industry

Learning And Development’s Vital Role In Nurturing Engaged Employees - eLearning Industry | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Want to know how your Learning and Development team can nurture Engaged Employees? Check 7 strategies that help foster Engaged Employees.

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How L&D leaders can ensure they recruit the right person

How L&D leaders can ensure they recruit the right person | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

For any organisation to achieve its business objectives, it is, of course, essential to have in place a strategy that will deliver excellent results. This also includes developing a strategically-minded team. However, as we all know this is not always as easy to put together as it appears on paper. Just ask Roy Hodgson.

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How to separate learning myths from reality

How to separate learning myths from reality | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Misconceptions about the brain are embedded in corporate training programs and could be sabotaging their effectiveness. Companies should reevaluate them in light of the latest scientific insights. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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Office design - how important is it to employee engagement & creativity?

Office design - how important is it to employee engagement & creativity? | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

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The Best and Worst of Bite-Size Learning

The Best and Worst of Bite-Size Learning | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Bite-size delivers twice the return, but there's still resistance. Our job isn't to help participants learn; it's to help them solve real-world problems.

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The Future of Learning in the Creative Workplace

The Future of Learning in the Creative Workplace | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Words don’t teach, it has been proven our experience is the master of learning, and it is experiential activities which are the future of learning.

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Encouraging Diversity in the Workplace

Encouraging Diversity in the Workplace | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it

Creating a diverse company culture and encouraging diversity in the workplace, begins in the boardroom for it to filter into the rest of the company.

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The 4 Things That Keep Employees Interested In Their Jobs

The 4 Things That Keep Employees Interested In Their Jobs | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
What drives employee engagement around the world? The Mark Buckingham Company released its Global Engagement Index to uncover the answer.

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Reverse Mentoring: 3 Simple Steps That Will Transform Your Mentoring Program

Reverse Mentoring: 3 Simple Steps That Will Transform Your Mentoring Program | Learning and HR Matters | Scoop.it
Who was your first mentor?

This shouldn’t be a hard question. For most of us, it’s our parents. Did they impart wisdom and life experiences, guiding you through those awkward years of adolescence? Absolutely!

But guess what – you were their mentor too. Perhaps you taught them how to use a computer, send a tweet, or maybe even control a drone.

With this in mind, it’s easy to question why mentoring is a one-way street in the corporate world, with senior executives mentoring young employees. Can’t it go the other way too?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 25, 3:23 AM

Try reverse mentoring for a dynamic, win:win dialogue!

Sally's curator insight, July 27, 9:35 AM

Relevant to peer mentoring, student organizations, and advising.