Next month, we’ll be releasing a technology hosting a small library of resources exclusively for L&D (and HR) professionals. It’s an online recommender system of high-quality learning to read, watch, practice and apply for our industry: globalfilter for L&D professionals. We’ve spent the past two years developing a patent-approved technology to get the right learning to the right learner. This is the version for our industry. It consists of conversational UI (chatbot) + 125 human-curated learning assets + recommendation system to prioritise and personalize it all.
LinkedIn’s feed is boring and could be improved by toning down promos and likes, and introducing an easy model (User-System-Content) for evaluating recommender systems in general. Like 40% of LinkedIn users, I’m on it every day. LinkedIn has a monopoly on public CVs which are useful for lots of reasons. And many of the articles are interesting. But the rest – epitomised by the activity feed – is dull. No wonder LinkedIn is one of the least sticky social media sites.
The system supporting skills and careers development is inept and that costs the world trillions. But the future for learning is bright: higher quality, justified, data-driven, technology-enabled, culturally embedded, more of it. That future arrives sooner with useful, relevant, high-quality, fresh, intelligent learning recommendations.
We’re working on how to personalise training to optimise productivity. In one strand of that project we are trying to understand the characteristics that make a recommendation useful. The recommendation might be for a book, a course, a video, an article, an experience, a mentor, a conversation, a tool, a tip… anything that’s made a difference to the way we work and the results we see.
There's so much writing going on at work these days (internal emails, external emails, briefs, presentations, reports, Slack messages etc) and with so many objectives. However, most of this writing falls into two broad categories. We might aim for:
- focused briefing, providing our readers with what they need to make a decision;
- or to pass on information, so they're abreast of facts or events.
Recognising our purpose lets us adapt our content to that purpose, making our writing more focused and more likely to meet our objectives.
Do you regularly present to your team or prospective clients? Creating a slideshow in PowerPoint that's truly engaging isn't straightforward.
At Filtered, we've come up with a few principles to follow when creating a PowerPoint show that will make your slides clearer, more impactful and more professional.
Do you often find it hard to pen short concise documents? Being able to summarise your work is an essential skill to make your writing stand out.
People often find summarising their writing very hard. How can you sum up hours of work in a single sentence? It’s actually much easier than you think.
When solving a problem what approach do you take? Some issues can be overwhelming, but if you break them down you'll often find a solution.
There’s always a balance between working fast and being thorough when gathering data and analysing evidence. You need to visualise the scope of a problem to prioritise what and where to investigate. This helps you keep an open mind about where potential solutions lie.
The best way to do this is to create a visual map or ‘problem tree’ to see how to break the problem into manageable pieces. It doesn’t need to take long and it's a good idea to do this on a large scale (e.g. on a whiteboard or wall, with markers or post-it notes).