Seth Godin wrote a cracker of a post today. If you don’t want to click the link, it’s in its entirety below:
All good ideas are terrible
Until people realize they are obvious.
If you’re not willing to live through the terrible stage, you’ll never get to the obvious part.
It’s especially timely as I was having dinner with friends last night. They’re not involved in learning and development and the conversation got round to work (doesn’t it always). They asked about what I was doing and I explained about the disruptive learning support we’re working with.
They listened for a bit and asked a few questions about why we didn’t have courses and how we utilised peer to peer learning.
I pointed out how we’d still have briefings and webinars, but they’re later options – it’s about helping people help each other. I think this is what Jane Hart has called Enterprise Learning Networks. After a few minutes, they looked at me and said:
But that’s simple
As Nick Shackleton-Jones pointed out this week, the ease of access to digital resource means that restrictions on learning become obsolete.
So, if people want to learn this way, if it’s cheaper, if it can be more effective, why are you still doing training dressed up as learning?
Comments, as always, encouraged and welcome.