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Posted on Nov 10, 2017 by Marc Zao-Sanders

There's something 'bout that work, work, work, work, work, work

When you a gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn, learn

— Rihanna

The relationship between work and learning is close, important, yet bizarrely confusing. People that work in learning technologies are often criticised for developing strategies which are too disconnected from actual work. So the learning doesn’t feel relevant, doesn’t happen or happens poorly. This is the entire basis of the 70:20:10 discussion. Such a simple pair of common words, used by 3 year olds. Why does the work-learn relationship spin us out like this?

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Topics: Technology, workforce, Work Technologies

More than skills

Posted on Sep 22, 2017 by Marc Zao-Sanders

 

It's never just one thing. It's always more complicated than that. Productivity’s too low, especially in the UK. Skills levels could be much higher, again especially in the UK - this World Economic Forum report from this month says the UK now ranks 23rd in the world. So it's important to get a much better handle on skills if we want to get our learning strategies right and improve the productivity of our firm, industry, nation.

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Topics: Productivity, skills, workforce