Can L&D drink its own champagne?

Posted by Julie Hiipakka on June 13, 2019.

As organizations adapt to the fact that disruption is the new normal, reskilling the workforce is a top priority: 84 percent of participants in Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends research reported plans to increase their reskilling programs budget,1 while 54 percent of those surveyed by the World Economic Forum said they expect to reskill or upskill their workforce in the next three years.2 Team members in learning and development (L&D) are not immune from this trend. If anything, they must reskill more effectively to help the rest of the organization do so as well. But as the L&D function helps the rest of the organization incorporate learning in the flow of work, can they drink their own champagne3?

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Learning FOMO: How curation can help prevent you from missing out on the development you expect

Posted by Jason Magill, Carly Ackerman and Mariana Aguilar on November 20, 2017.

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the effect that our on-demand, social-media-fueled culture is having on our collective psyche. It’s nearly impossible to escape being inundated with information about the lives of our network—new jobs, promotions, weddings, parties, concerts, trips. While these events may be carefully curated for sharing, they can lead to the feeling that everyone else is experiencing the glorious wonders of something you are not. This phenomenon, called FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), not only arises in our personal lives but is also showing up in the workplace—particularly related to employees’ expectations to build and develop new skills and engage in new experiences. While careful curation may contribute to FOMO in our personal lives, it can actually help avoid FOMO in learning while improving learning effectiveness.

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