Archive for category: Transformation

After 50 years of elearning, e-nough for now!

10 Apr
April 10, 2014

There are times when ‘great minds’ come together and do something that’s meant to be collectively and seriously clever, but actually reveals the deep cracks and divides that lie beneath – and that’s what’s happened recently in the eLearning industry. I have to thank Donald Clark’s “Plan B” blog for drawing my attention to a post entitled “Gang-of-four’s Serious eLearning manifesto – all a bit melodramatic?”  Further investigation took me to the website for the Serious Read more […]

Things we thought would never happen

09 Jan
January 9, 2014

How often have you had discussions with someone only for them to say, “Well, that’ll never happen here.”  Sound familiar?  The problem is that when we think it won’t happen it invariably will, and when it does it’ll catch us out and cause bigger problems than we ever thought possible. As we head – rush perhaps – towards 2014 I thought it was worth reflecting on a range of things we thought would never happen, and to use this history to remind us of just how changeable our world is Read more […]

Seven steps for successful joint collaboration

19 Sep
September 19, 2013

Few businesses are so vertically integrated that they can do absolutely everything.  For most, there is the need to explore collaboration with other organisations in order to achieve their strategic goals. But what happens when multiple organisations require the same learning and development solution? How can they jointly collaborate to achieve a common goal, ensure robustness of design and save money at the same time? Story In a previous post I urged businesses to seek out common areas Read more […]

Transforming a global business

13 Jun
June 13, 2013

We are often told about business transformation and the powerful effects it has, but I wondered what transformation actually is.  When does business change become truly transformational?  I came across an article in the Financial Times which provided an excellent answer to my question and one I would like to share in this week’s post. Story Antony Jenkins may not be a household name but the business he heads up – Barclays – most certainly is. Barclays is one of the biggest banks Read more […]

Thank you Sir Tim Berners-Lee

06 Jun
June 6, 2013

Every once in a while someone comes along and does something that profoundly changes what we do and what happens next.  Newton gave us an understanding of gravity (amongst many other things), Brunel gave us bold and sublime engineering, Stephenson gave us the railway, Whittle gave us the jet engine and then, just when we thought we were out of inventions, Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA – also known as “TimBL” – gave us the World Wide Web.  Crikey, Read more […]