The L&D Innovation Research Report 2019

The L&D Innovation Research Report 2019

The digital workplace is truly disrupting all business, and learning is no exception. The nature of work, the workplace and the workforce are evolving at incredible speed, changing how we work, where we work and introducing new ways of learning. These changes are contributing to huge challenges with rapidly increasing requirements for learning and development teams. “Time” Biggest Barrier to Successful L&D Innovation Of the L&D professionals we spoke to, 29% said that getting enough time and resources away from “business as usual” ...

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The HR Innovation Research Report 2019

The HR Innovation Research Report 2019

In a recent series of roundtable discussion groups, over 100 HR and IT professionals from across South Africa shared their stories straight from the frontline of innovation and technology integration in HR strategy. This report distils these discussions to provide detailed insights into the challenges and opportunities facing HR practitioners in using technology to be a driver and enabler of organisational change. “Future prep” Biggest Challenge to Successful HR Innovation When asked “What is your biggest challenge in driving HR innovation ...

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The Power of Play: How The LEGO Group Has Built Fun Into Their Employee Experience

The Power of Play: How The LEGO Group Has Built Fun Into Their Employee Experience

Playfulness: it’s not necessarily something we associate with the corporate world, where stoic seriousness is traditionally the name of the game. However, play is such an important fundamental element of creativity, learning, motivation and interpersonal engagement that it seems illogical to separate it from the work environment in the way that we traditionally have. The LEGO Group agrees. As the world’s biggest toy company, it is perhaps to be expected that the company has made play a central element of ...

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Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Know Tools Can’t Fix Collaboration. Here’s What They Do Instead

Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Know Tools Can’t Fix Collaboration. Here’s What They Do Instead

When I see high-performing teams working well together, I can attribute their success to three things every time: their people, tools, and practices. When I see dysfunctional teams, they almost always have the same tools as their high-performing counterparts. The difference is in the people and practices. In an age where work is increasingly about creative problem-solving (i.e., now and for the foreseeable future), effectiveness is the new efficiency. And robust collaboration is the key to effectiveness. Your team can’t stay relevant if you’re ...

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Does Engagement Drive Performance? The Chicken and Egg Question

Does Engagement Drive Performance? The Chicken and Egg Question

If you have ever linked employee engagement scores to business outcomes (sales volume, customer satisfaction, financial & operational performance, etc.), you have likely been part of a “chicken or egg” discussion: does engagement really drive performance? Or is it the other way around, so being part of a winning team and having high performance (and getting the rewards) drives engagement? This debate often turns very philosophical and with more opinions than fact, and you know what they say about opinions ...

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