8 weeks ago today I facilitated a session at Learning Live about the 50 big ideas I wrote about earlier in the year, It was a different session, participative and creative with outputs which, over a 5 week period, I’ve shared on this blog. Each post in the previous 5 weeks listed the ideas the groups came up with, alongside a small comment from me.
Today’s post aggregates the content from the previous posts – below you’ll find 49 little ideas which the participants curated in the session in 20 minutes. These are 49 little ideas which you can change in your practice as a L&D professional to be more relevant, aligned, and business focused.
Some of the ideas are a challenge to your processes; you can change the way your function works by the way you adopt and use systems.
Some of the ideas are a challenge to your relationships; you can change the way you work with people in your business.
Some of the ideas are a challenge to your thinking; you can change your thinking, attitude, and your way of behaving.
- Use the intranet to host (internal only)
- Pay expertise for design rather than for intellectual property
- Easy to discover through well designed search engine
- Open up resources to the outside world (even limited numbers)
- Discussion Forums
- Profile staff
- Act like an ‘internal publisher’
- Open source platform development and content
- Define your audience
- Ensure accessibility
- Profiles readily available
- Cameras and reductive technology
- Simulation/park the recurring
- What are experts learning?
- Horizon scanning
- Talent Management
- Maintain enthusiasm
- Ball in your court
- Make comms more visual – pictures
- Practical examples – to explain the theory
- Remove jargon, review materials
- Change language
- Facilitate learning not instructor led
- Coaching – knowledge and skills in the room
- Involve users in creating learning
- Everyday language, not educational
- Buzzword bingo
- Enable easy access to experts
- Survey staff on the good performance support
- Measure performance well
- Get people to set our targets
- Performance focus not activity
- Social learning – using each other
- Just in time – easily accessible when needed
- Make it voluntary
- Ask people what great performance means to them
- Make it clear
- People say “how” they want to learn
- Provide examples/information about how people can learn outside work
- Encourage trust and ownership of learning
- Provide examples
- Tools/ Ideas/ Concepts so that they can then build
- Have conversations
- Provide outlines
Some make sense on their own, some you need to go back and re-read their context.
This post celebrates the fact it’s been 40 working days on from the session. I did say in the session that I’d hope people would take the ideas forward. So, in that time, which of the 49 ideas above have you started? What has worked, what needs more work? Or maybe you haven’t started yet – when will you be taking some of these ideas forward?
Let me know in the comments.