Tag Archives: learning and development

Daily Workplace Learning Benefits Everyone

In the quest to achieve better business results, companies do all sorts of things. They innovate solutions to problems within the company and for their customers with their products and services. They seek out and hire the best talent they can afford. And if they’re smart, they also provide rich opportunities for workplace learning. When done right, it improves company operations, advances the careers of workers, satisfies more customers and keeps the bottom line moving in the right direction. As learning and HR thought leader Josh Bersin put it in a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, “…learning is a rising tide that lifts all boats.” Shouldn’t something so valuable be happening each and every day? Here’s how daily workplace learning benefits everyone. Continue reading

Gig Economy Learning and Development: A Whole New World

The way work happens is undergoing a profound shift as an increasing number of people participate in the “gig economy.” There have always been independent workers who hire themselves out for specific tasks or projects, but the explosive growth of the gig economy in recent years has been enabled by specific technologies designed to connect freelancers with consumers and companies who need something specific and limited, whether it’s a ride to a destination (Uber, Lyft), everyday tasks (TaskRabbit), or a limited-scope project for a business (Upwork). The far-reaching implications of this new way of working demands a whole new world of gig economy learning and development (L&D). Continue reading