Virtual Reality Learning-A Start

Innovative companies looking to gain a competitive edge would do well to get in ahead of their rivals by making the transition to VR and AR training. – K.R. SANJIV, WIPRO, Venturebeat Virtual Reality Learning Virtual Reality is developing rapidly, with the end of 2017 expected to see a step change in hardware cost, quality and penetration with the advent of Microsoft’s Mixed Reality headsets, amongst others. At the same …

VR Learning: How it works

There is a growing consensus that, of the industries that will be revolutionized by Virtual Reality, corporate learning will be among the first. Whether it’s HR & learning industry luminaries like Josh Bersin, or technology press such as MIT’s Technology Review, we’re seeing more and more written about the potential and current value of VR for learning. Why all the fuss? Virtual Reality is just a medium, no different in …

Millennials & Continuous Learning, an interview with Chris Williams

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Williams, a corporate culture strategist who helps companies understand how to talk to Millennials, amongst other things. Chris’ insights into how Millennials view training were instructive and powerful. We started with a broader discussion of culture, especially how it dictates how they view training. We’ve all been in a room of 20-30 employees and seen the incredible diversity of attention span …

Beyond The Forgetting Curve: We Know More Now

Josh Bersin, in his recent report “The Disruption of Digital Learning,” predicts that learning reinforcement will be a big disruption in 2018 and beyond. This is a good thing, because people forget things. In fact, we forget almost everything we experience, and most of what we learn in a given training session. Ask any L&D professional, and they’ll quickly confirm that one of the biggest frustrations with the L&D function …

Deliberate Practice and The Leadership Toolkit

What does it mean to be a leader? Attitude, mindset, and charisma are at the core of what we expect our leaders to possess. Instilling these takes time, coaching, experience and grit on the part of the leaders themselves. These higher level concepts are, in large part, dependent upon a more concrete skill set. For example, how leaders “show up” dramatically affects their ability to get buy-in, negotiate successfully with …

Continuous Learning: A more natural way to train

The history of corporate training mirrors that of management: As companies grow more complex, a manager’s ability to deal with that complexity becomes equally important. Take for example the following before and after states of “how things work” as published by Deloitte University Press. [Deloitte University Press: 2017 Global Human Capital Trends] To meet these evolving needs, training has become increasingly critical for forward-thinking companies, with many directing more and …