Our VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world requires organisations to be agile and responsive to the fast changing, and uncertain, business world they operate in. For L&D leaders, this means creating a learning team fit for the future, which can respond to change fast.
In the Speexx Exchange 2015-16 Survey, we spoke to 220+ HR and L&D professionals who told us what’s happening in their organisations right now with regard to e-learning, business communication, mobile learning, talent management systems, and Big Data. Things are clearly moving ahead, with more and more managers reaching their goals, yet a number of barriers still need to be overcome for them to really thrive.
Speexx Exchange 2015 is over for this year and once again it's been an amazing experience filled with learning, discussion and networking. The first edition kicked off in Paris on 5th November. Here, a group of 50 senior HR and L&D professionals gathered at the Maison des Polytechniciens for some intensive sessions on building an effective language training strategy and the opportunities offered to organizations by blended learning.
Do you think your employees are truly engaged in what they do? Employee engagement is a workplace approach designed to ensure that employees are committed to their organization’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organizational success, and are able to enhance their own sense of well-being.
With Online Educa Berlin fast approaching us in early December 2015, it’s hard to believe that the event is now in its 21st year. The conference brings together over 2,300 participants from 100 countries and is an annual fixture in my diary.
Every year there are new themes emerging in learning and development. Shortly after the 2008/9 crisis hit, everyone wanted 'Finance for Non-Financial Managers' type courses. Strategic Thinking also became a big topic there for a while. You couldn't walk 15 feet through an office at that time without hearing someone using the word 'Strategic'.
Harsh? Perhaps, but we need to start to show that we have a purpose and can prove the actual worth of e-learning projects. Let's face it, in most companies it can take a virtual act of Parliament to get something like e-learning approved in the first place. And after all the effort we often fail to adequately to show the return on the investment.
A famous quote by John F. Kennedy goes “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Even in this turbulent workplace where we’re expected to adapt to new situations without much time to acquire new knowledge, I couldn’t agree more with this quote. Simply being promoted or given a new title doesn’t turn us into leaders overnight. Rather, it is just the beginning of a long and crucial learning process.
Speexx was founded in Germany, a country with one the of the strictest data protection regulation policies I know of, at least. We’re now based all over the world and the one of the greatest challenges we see is that HR teams from regions with lower data protection standards don’t yet understand the regulations from countries with more rigid laws. This is a major issue when it comes to big data.
Just a few days left before our joint expert webinar with Laura Overton of Towards Maturity! In "Modernising Learning - how to stay ahead of the game", we'll show you some practical tips for improving your learning strategy and making a real impact on the bottom line. Over 150 learning professionals from around the world have already registered, so hurry up and save your seat before we book out!