Learning and Development in Organisations: Organisational Learning

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Learning and development are essential activities in organisations if they are to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. This category contains articles, posts and research briefings about learning and development, organisational learning, knowledge management and allied topics.

The Ultimate Guide to Changing People’s Beliefs, Values and Emotional Reactions – The Affective Domain

The complete guide to changing people’s beliefs, values and emotional reactions. Affective development: What it is and how to do it – ethically   Probably the most ignored and misunderstood area of development in learning, training and education is that of ‘affective development’ or the affective domain:  how to develop peoples values, beliefs and emotional […]

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Why many people’s idea about how we learn is just plain wrong

Levels of learning

Why the Levels of Learning are not saying what many think they are: The levels of learning are not and were never intended to be about ‘how’ we learn…  Many organisations, consultants, institutions and almost all Higher Education (University and Colleges) use Blooms Hierarchy or taxonomy of educational objectives (levels of learning) to describe the learning […]

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How to teach empathy : New research

How to teach empathy

Is empathy just part of our personality or can it be taught / learned?   Many organisations have empathy as part of their values or competencies with little consideration about whether it can be developed and if it can, how to teach empathy or how to develop it.   The closest many organisations get to […]

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Do workplace resilience programmes actually work? New research

workplace resilience

Workplace resilience programmes During times of significant change in organisations, for example during downsizing and mergers, many companies around the world have instituted workplace resilience programmes to guide their employees through the turbulent times of change. There has been a number of evaluations and papers published about the success of these programmes but much of […]

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The 6 factors that ensure change success

The 6 important factors that ensure change success

How to ensure successful change – change management   Change management – The 6 important factors that ensure change success. We know that the claim that 70% of change programmes fail is false. However learning what can make change a better and more positive experience in organisations can only be a good thing. All too often organisations […]

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The 7 forms of organisational learning and why getting leaders onboard is important

7 forms of Organisational learning

Why getting leaders up to speed with the 7 forms of organisational learning will help your organisation. Organisational learning as a concept is the process of creating, retaining and transferring knowledge within the organisation. In this article I look at a new study about the effects of training leaders in the 7 forms of organisational learning. […]

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How to know that someone is going to act unethically

Moral Disengagement

Moral disengagement: How to know if someone is going to act unethically In my last article How to predict unethical behaviour I looked at research that showed: The 2 primary predictors of unethical behaviour, and The 3 precursors of moral disengagement Today we are going to have a look at what the research says about the actual process […]

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How to predict unethical management behavior

predict unethical behaviour

How to predict unethical behaviour There are the steps people take before they engage in unethical behaviour and if you know the signs, you can predict it happening. It is better to see the warning signs and take action than wait for it to occur. This is the first of three posts in which I will review […]

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The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based practice

The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based decision making

What is evidence-based decision-making? It may not be what you think? The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based practice. Opinion-based decisions When people make decisions about things on a daily basis, for example, what eat or what to wear, they usually do so based on their own opinions, likes, dislikes, personal taste, habits and a range of other […]

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Why you really need to align your learning and knowledge management

Learning and knowledge management

A new research study shows why you have to get learning and knowledge management aligned in your organisation. Learning and unlearning Collective knowledge and the ability to learn and unlearn in an organisation are critical assets in improving organisational performance, increasing profitability, and ultimately creating and maintaining a competitive advantage. However, uncertainty over how exactly […]

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