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The Problem with Cheese – a true story

As Learning and Development specialists we often get challenged to come up with new ways to help change processes, attitudes and work place cultures. We are given documents that spell out the changes, and for the most part they make complete and total sense. Facts in black and white that illustrate how the changes will improve ‘X’ or decrease ‘Y’.

Personal desires vs user needs: how to give effective feedback

You wouldn’t think that as a Graphic Designer I like receiving criticism on my designs, but I actually do! We Graphic Designers know that we don’t always get things right the first time; we always want to make our designs better and, crucially, meet the needs of end-users. So we love to hear, ‘this isn’t quite right, because…’ However, what we don’t love to hear is, ‘I don’t like it.’

The motivated learner

‘Engaging learning’ has to be one of the most often repeated phrases in the world of e-learning! Every RFP, tender and requirements document contains it almost as a pre-requisite of the e-learning solution. And while a solution that draws people in and makes things interesting and absorbing is certainly far more effective than the old ‘Click Next’ a million times, we tend to ignore two critical drivers that ‘engage’ us with learning – motivation and curiosity.