I spent an enjoyable few days last week at Learning Technologies 2015 meeting up with friends old and new. I had fun in my sessions too; one was about rethinking and reforming your learning function. The questions bounced around and I asked the audience this:
This session is about reforming your learning function; why haven’t you done it yet?
From the responses that I got it’s clear, work is tough.
What it’s not is doing what you’ve always done to get what you’ve always got. That’s repetition, that’s a production line, that’s Fordism, that’s standardisation.
I saw plenty of this in the exhibition spaces too – the desire to scale ‘learning’ up through how more efficiently how we deliver it. It’s more than a delivery issue though; it felt like there was a desire (in some places) to change the thinking behind how we work. Martin Couzins picked up on this in the rather brilliant reflection room at the event. These are Google Hangouts that allow people to connect with the speakers from the event. As Martin said:
It’s our responsibility to model what we want to see in other people
Are you ready to change?
Are you prepared to change?
Are you ready to model a new attitude?
Do you want to?
Your comments are always welcome.