I saw a tweet thread by Matt Ballantine the other week:
I was in central London again a few days ago, doing some more filming for my current assignment. The rooms were clearly marked with the maximum capacities they could hold. We used one room that I’d been in before; a couple of years ago I was briefed on a new learning technology for the Civil Service and there were close to 30 people in the room. For normal usage, this room would have 12-14 people in it. Now? The room has a maximum capacity of 4.
If you’re thinking of bringing people back to training rooms, it’s going to be pretty tough to do so in large numbers; social distancing is likely to remain for a while so the square meterage of rooms is going to limit those face to face events. We talk about hybrid working but hybrid learning with people in the room and online? You’ll be trying to deliver an incredibly difficult experience and I can’t remember one event where this has worked to the satisfaction of both groups.
In reality, we’re not going to be changing much from our current online delivery models in the near future. Make sure you plan for the long stretch.