Google released their entire collection of management training content for free last month. They say it’s not just the content but the context in which it is applied which delivers the value – and that they will benefit if other orgs improve their people management.
When Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google was challenged for corporate comms becoming too bureaucratic he responded by introducing more smaller forums where people feel freer to contribute to the conversation. Research shows that <10 is best for engagement and conversations.
Donald Taylor’s Global L&D sentiment survey finds the top 3 ‘hot topics’ in L&D in 2022 will be upskilling/reskilling, collaborative/social learning and personalised delivery. This should deliver great value but its challenging to deliver relevant context for each person.
McKinsey envisions the data driven organisation of 2025 with data truly at the heart of every decision and interaction, and the chief data officer driven by business value KPIs. Data is processed in real time and shared in ecosystems to enable productivity and performance.
Corporate spending on ‘digital transformation’ projects is estimated to hit $7trillion in 2023 but HBR suggests most organisations don’t understand the impact. ALL decisions should be data driven and that means changing the way people behave, collaborate and work.
Gen Z have been hit hard by the pandemic. At the start of their careers they have the greatest need for in-person mentoring at work. Leaders should engage their passion and energy in workplaces which are human, open to new ideas and offer opportunities to learn.
This article in Psychology Today busts the biggest myth of leadership – that it is the role of the leader alone. Teams are the engine of performance for most businesses and this takes many people who can all take leadership roles when the context requires it.
This HBR/Gartner research suggests the war for talent may be fought beyond money with shorter work hours, care for wellbeing, flexible working, clear purpose and more proactive engagement in social/environmental issues as well as greater diversity/inclusion efforts.