I’ve just written this blog with Giles Hutchins, author of The Nature of Business, a good read for anyone who wants a more innovative and agile way of staying in business.
Here’s the intro, follow the link to his site for the full blog.
In 1986 the average knowledge worker carried in their heads 75% of the knowledge they needed to do their job. By 2006 the average had dropped to 8%, today it’s around 5%, and within 10 years the average will be 1%. (ref. Carnegie-Mellon rolling study by Robert Kelley).
I believe we are at a crucial crossroad. How we in the world of enterprise, from individual consultant, non-profit, social through to typical multinational, deal with the paradigm changes coming with the coming resource limits, climate change and economic crises will create either a positive, viable future that we want; or the one we would not wish on our worst enemy.
Below are the key pillars needed for the world of enterprise, all forms of enterprise, to effectively create the future we want.
- Distributed, full-spectrum leadership.
- Effective dialogue processes.
- Economic sense based on a viable future system (more…)
Yes, It Can Be Done Practically and Economically!
(re-posted from Ed Holton’s blog
For as long as I have been in the HRD profession ROI has been the “holy grail” of training evaluation. Unfortunately, an effective AND practical method has been elusive. Despite literally decades of promoting it, the fact is ROI is rarely calculated for training investments.
Debate has swirled for years about how best to calculate ROI. Evaluation purists have developed effective methods, but they are mostly impractical for all but the biggest training initiatives. The methods promoted by purists tend to be (more…)