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Can Action Learning be used to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in communications?

Research Briefing

Keywords: knowledge transfer, knowledge, Action Learning, coaching, behaviour change, organisational learning, skills development, confidence, communities of practice Effective communications is an essential skill in any context. The development of high levels of communication skills is a critical development need in most organisations. Sadly, the connection between knowledge/expertise and communication capability often appears to be in […]

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Transfer of learning into the workplace – does classroom learning work?

Transfer of learning into the workplace

Are workshops and class based learning events really effective? What evidence is there for the transfer of learning into the workplace from such learning interventions? A new study has examined whether there is real transfer of learning from workshop simulations and learning to ‘real-time’ workplace practice and problem solving. The study, took an in-depth look at […]

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Innovation capacity: how to develop it in your organisation

Innovation capacity

Innovation capacity is an important concept for any organisation or company, no matter how small or large. The question is what helps to develop greater levels of innovation capacity? Organisations are complex amalgamations of many factors all of which have to come together to produce the outcomes the organisation desires. Research into connections between multiple […]

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New research shows that managers fail to give time to learning

No time to learn

A new (2017) study looking at staff learning at an organisational level found that while management frequently decrees that learning should take place during working hours, time is rarely given to staff to do that learning. This research briefing was sent to members in June 2017   Implicit and explicit knowledge Management will vs practical […]

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Why organisational learning fails – a lesson from NASA

Why organisational learning fails

Why organisational learning fails: Running a safe and efficient space programme is one of the highest risk jobs of all. A new report shows that investigations into organisational learning with regard to the Challenger and Colombia space shuttle accidents at NASA have shown that fundamental organisational constraints are frequently the greatest impediment to learning. The […]

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How to Develop Organisational Agility and Intelligence

How to develop organisational agility

How to Develop Organisational Agility How to Develop Organisational Agility. Many organisations want to develop greater agility and better knowledge management in the face of uncertainty and change. A new study looks at what it is that helps to create greater levels of agility and intelligence / knowledge management capability.  The big 3 factors for […]

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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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Absorptive capacity: Definition and explanation

Terms

Absorptive capacity What is absorptive capacity? Absorptive capacity is an organisation’s ability to identify, assimilate, transform, and use external knowledge, research and practice. In other words, absorptive capacity is the measure of the rate at which an organisation can learn and use scientific, technological or other knowledge that exists outside of the organisation itself. It […]

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At what point can you say you have learned something?

Learned

“I learned something today…” Did you really? Like really learned it? We often take the idea of learning and having learned for granted and frequently make a series of rather large and unquestioned assumptions about at what point we can actually say someone has learned something. The evaluation of learning in many organisations, including our universities […]

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