Power into 2021 with the top 10 articles of 2020

By Filtered

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This year has been the year of overload. So, in case you missed them, we’ve put together a Christmas cache of our 10 best of articles of 2020. Guaranteed value adds with no stocking filler.

And, because we’re Filtered, it had to be data-driven. So it’s based on how many minutes you all spent reading them throughout the year. What’s going to be this year’s Christmas number one?

10) AI in Learning and Development - 10 pitfalls you need to avoid

AI is far more than a buzzword - in the organisations that understand the practicalities of using it. In those that don’t, it’s a trinket. There are 10 steps you need to take to ensure that AI in your business is more than a flash waste of money. Getting these fundamentals right is the key to getting future-changing insights out of your data.

9) L&D should shape the future of pharma

There are too many wild predictions about what the future of the pharmaceutical industry looks like. A critical look reveals which predictions stand up to scrutiny, and to 2020. From this, there 6 key capabilities pharmaceutical companies need to stay ahead of the pack in the next 5 years.

8) Learning experience platform or learning landfill

LXPs have a content problem. Too much on the platform means too little that learners can actually find. James runs through the most common complaints heard by clients about LXPs, providing both short and long term solutions.

7) What a deep integration with MS Teams looks like

A lot of learning integrations have been made since Teams took off this spring. However, done wrong, there’s no real use to them - often they’re more of a fiddly deterrent. The trick to getting them right is personalisation and structure. Find out how an effective integration with MS Teas should look - all the way from onboarding to re-engagement and everything in between.

6) How to run a successful proof of concept - lessons from HubSpot

Your business, like every business, has probably wasted a lot of money on technologies that don’t work or don’t fit. To navigate the massive market, you need to be agile and data conscious. Running a proof of concept gets you both. We interviewed Emily Ricco, former Learning and Development manager at HubSpot, to get you the down-low on what you should, and shouldn’t, do when running a proof of concept.

5) Align L&D with your business change programme

Just 30% of business change programmes work. There’s more than one reason for this. But, the most prevalent is simply that employees don’t care about the learning L&D gives them. Because it’s not aligned with the business as a whole. This article lays out the key things you can do as an L&D leader to make your employees care.

4) How to design a transformative skills framework

Done right, a skills framework brings together employee ambitions and organisational strategy. Building a successful one requires the right technique and data. Vinit explains what businesses usually do wrong, and what steps you need to take to get it right.

3) Microsoft’s announcement changes the future of learning - here’s what you need to know

In June, Microsoft announced that they were developing their own learning app. The L&D community scrambled to unpack what that meant for the industry and how soon we’d feel the reverberations. Read this article to sort the fact from the spin and to get a clear picture of how professionals should respond to the announcement.

2) The complete guide to Microsoft Teams

Do you have any questions about Microsoft Teams? What it is, how to use it, how it compares to its competitors, what it’s going to do next, what L&D can do with it? You can find all the answers in this comprehensive, learning oriented guide.

1) ‘How do you think the current global situation will change L&D for good (or for bad)?'

Back in May, we asked 25 industry experts what they thought COVID-19 meant for L&D. They included CLOs at major organisations, experienced analysts such as Josh Bersin and NilesNolen, and long-standing industry leaders like Nigel Paine and Charles Jennings. Months have passed, but their predictions are still immediately relevant as we transition into the next stage of the global response.

Next year

So there we have it. We hope you enjoyed unwrapping those (let us know your favourite).

You can expect more data, research, and experienced-backed content Filtered in 2021. But, for now, we wish you a happy and safe holiday period. And look forward to seeing you all next year!

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