Archive for category: Metrics

Why L&D needs business acumen

24 Jul
July 24, 2014

Business acumen – who needs it?  There was a time when the average L&D manager needed to understand a bit about training delivery and be able to spout on about one subject or another in front of a bored audience – but no more.  Now, more than ever before, L&D managers need to be skilled in a range of subjects – and top amongst them is business acumen. This post has been written specially to support the great team who run the chat2lrn blog site and Twitter feed.  You can read all Read more […]

Don’t do data distortion!

31 Oct
October 31, 2013

Do we really understand the basics about data – or are we comfortable to unknowingly distort data?  In a previous post I wrote about how the People Professionals – Learning & Development, Talent and HR – need to understand data before they try and make big decisions based on Big Data. In this brief post I want to show just how easy it is – even for professionals – to get their data muddled – to distort data. Story On Monday 21st October 2013 – and after much debate – it Read more […]

Want to understand big data? Then try understanding little data first

22 Aug
August 22, 2013

Big data is the current hot topic, but is it a case of “Here we go again?”  The next learning and development bandwagon is up and rolling and this time the wheels have been attached to big data.  We’re being told that we’ve got to concentrate on big data; we’ve got to learn about it and we’ve got to embrace it (so some would say), but what’s the point of trying to grapple with big data when most of the people profession can’t really get their heads around small data! In this post Read more […]

Measuring moments that matter

14 Mar
March 14, 2013

There’s an old management mantra that states “What gets measured gets managed.”  This is also akin to the saying “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  Either way, it’s clear that having some form of metrics, measures or KPIs can be a good thing. When he was at Princeton, Einstein had a sign hanging over his office which read, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” As Einstein suggested, it’s possible to Read more […]