What does the future hold for technology and can it break free of the silicon valley giants? - Hi everyone, Mike Morrison here. Well, it's all about competition, or is it? This week I heard some fascinating stuff on the news and I'd like to share some thoughts with you. So if it's all about competition maybe it's time for change. And what do we mean by change? Well, for those of you that might not have heard it, on the news this week we've had Donald Trump. And he's been talking … [Read more...] about How politicians can drive innovation and change that is unexpected
The SWOT analysis can be a great career planning and development tool, but not in the way that many career coaches and educational tutors suggest. Since 2006 when I first started writing about the use of SWOT analysis, I have seen very little change in the way that SWOT is explained. As a result, many people new to the model either misunderstand it or use it believing it to have little value. That is a shame, as the tool [SWOT analysis] is robust and flexible. This flexibility also leads to … [Read more...] about SWOT analysis – What careers coaches won’t tell you
Organizational Theory and Behavior David S. Walonick, Ph.D. Classical Organization Theory Classical organization theory evolved during the first half of this century. It represents the merger of scientific management, bureaucratic theory, and administrative theory. Frederick Taylor (1917) developed scientific management theory (often called "Taylorism") at the beginning of this century. His theory had four basic principles: 1) find the one "best way" to perform each task, 2) carefully match … [Read more...] about Organizational Theory and Behavior – Walonick
So what is Best Practice and Good Practice? Is there a difference and do we really care? Introduction to "Best Practice" Often in business, we hear about Best Practice and Good Practice, but what does it mean? Where and when should we use it? To help us out, let us look at some definitions: Definitions - Practice To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of practices courtesy in social situations. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or … [Read more...] about What is Best Practice?
Exploring the impact of the Internet on Accelerated Learning methods and techniques. 1: Introduction: Of all the ten articles we chose to present for our website in this series, this article, viz, the final one posed the greatest challenge not because of paucity of research contents but because of the appropriateness. In fact, keying in the search words Web and Accelerated Learning (or "Internet and Accelerated Learning") within quotes did not produce any results and without quotes threw a … [Read more...] about The Impact of the Web on Accelerated Learning
Practical Infection control training for: NHS, care-homes, food preparation, hygiene, hand washing Hygiene, infection control and hand-washing - making the difference to peoples lives It all started as a discussion about volunteer training for a national first-aid organisation. Members of the group were interested in further training, but bored with the routine of what we had been doing. With swine flu on the news at the time, one of the emergency planning volunteers said she would be a … [Read more...] about Train the Trainer – Infection Control
Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory an exploration of what it is and how to use the theory 1. Introduction: In this article, we will explore in a concise manner Howard Gardner's varying approaches to the "Multiple Intelligence Theory" and their relevance to Accelerated Learning Techniques. This article aims to enlighten the readers of its practical utility for which reason it found popular acceptance with the practising educationalists especially those based in the USA. In effect, the … [Read more...] about Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory
Education is great, but education is not the same as job training. Education prepares the individual to learn and adapt, Training prepares the individual for work. All around the world we have large academic institutions educating many of the employees of the future. Many will position themselves as focused on employability, and indeed many publish statistics around salaries and recruitment post graduate. But are these educational establishments really doing the best they can for our future … [Read more...] about Why fresh graduates are not ready for the world of work – yet
The brain & learning - what bit does what? 1.0: Introduction: Without diluting the importance of the concepts involved in this article which would be discussed in a scientific manner as they demand, we would start it in a lighter vain with a story. The story may apparently look like a little disjointed but a reflection on it would bring out its relevance as this article relates to the brain and it may be necessary understand the unpredictable ways it functions. Chemical balance in the … [Read more...] about The brain & learning – what bit does what
So what have been the challenging topics for HR professionals in 2018 and what will business demand of HR in 2019 and beyond? Many of my followers know that I am active on LinkedIn. Over the past 2 years, I have been recording the themes and topics that HR professionals discuss. As a way of understanding what those hot topics are I have produced the graphic below. It shows the frequency of some of the most popular terms used in discussion titles. Hover … [Read more...] about Hot HR discussion topics in 2018 and HR trends for 2019 #HRBLOG
Lozanov on learning "double plane" exploring the thoughts of one of the fathers of accelerated learning 1.0: Introduction: Two chief impediments identified by both educational scholars and trainers of Human Resources to learning are inattention of the learners and passivity of the teacher/trainer. In the words of accomplished American Psychologist William James, W (1890), 'the faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention over and over again is the very root of judgment, … [Read more...] about Lozanov on learning "double plane"
Key Developers of Super Learning Techniques 1.0: Introduction: In this article, we would have an overview of the evolvement of the theory and techniques of super learning techniques and through which we consider the transformation of original theory known as 'Suggestopedia'. The term 'Suggestopedia' was coined by Dr.Georgi Lozanov (which was dealt in the first article) to denote its application to a combination of two functional terms, viz, suggestion and pedagogy. This was done to stress … [Read more...] about Key Developers of Super Learning Techniques
Are all requests for free help appropriate? This morning I received the following request: Hi Mike, I am working on designing an e-learning course ware for the managers, to help them understand the company’s rating scale which we use for performance evaluation. we have five scales for performance and appraisal. the problem is most of the managers can’t differentiate between the 1st scale and the second for example, Significantly exceeds targets and exceeds targets. these to scales are … [Read more...] about Fair request for free help
LinkedIn has been embraced by the world of business, but less so by many academics in the same way. This video sets out to show those in academic how and why LinkedIn is relevant for the world of academia too. Video contents - - Hi everyone, my name's Mike Morrison. Today I want to talk about LinkedIn for academia. Why should academics use LinkedIn? Is it relevant? Well over the last few weeks and months I've been introduced to more and more academics. And one of the things I've … [Read more...] about LinkedIn for Academics
What is fashion in the world of L&D It is 1800 and I am on the 1640 train back from Leeds to London after meeting with a potential client. I overhear a telephone conversation where an individual described a training room as basic. Yes it had the required tables and chairs, windows, space, a rail to clip flowcharts around the room - lots of wall space etc.. but you have to take your own projector and loud speakers. So is this 'basic spec' old fashioned - or do we expect different … [Read more...] about When is training ‘old fashioned”?
How to Mind Map: 1. Introduction How to Mind Map: The Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic engagement: In the last article, we had described the concept of mental learning through the program of ‘Learn How to Learn' and in this article, we would be dealing with the theme of 'learning to learn' (L2L) of Tony Buzan. Buzan is credited with further development of what is described as Mind Mapping to the application of learning. With an objective to retain what is learnt. There are at least two … [Read more...] about How to Mind Map: The Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic engagement through Mind Mapping
A little something to lead us to the weekend - paperless office and team work Friday Fun – The paperless office #415 #ff "Having our team all work on the same page has been a lot more difficult since our company has just gone paperless" This cartoon has been produced by Jon Carter www.cartertoons.com with thanks … [Read more...] about Fun Friday – Paperless Office and Teamwork #HRBlog #415
What is LinkedIn? Is LinkedIn a social network? Is LinkedIn a professional network? Is it a database, if so of what? In this video Mike explores what LinkedIn actually is, and it might not be as obvious as you thing. When you understand what LinkedIn actually is, it will change the way you look at it and how you use it. So what are your thoughts? Do you agree with Mikes thoughts? please add your comments below. Video Transcript Hi everyone, Mike … [Read more...] about What is LinkedIn? How does it work?
A little laugh before the weekend – When your computer self destructs, sometimes, just sometimes... Friday Fun – Office and password security #414 #ff This cartoon has been produced by Jon Carter www.cartertoons.com with thanks Oh Yeah, While you were on vacation I.T. changed all the passwords and added self-destruct security to all the computers … [Read more...] about Fun Friday – Security Self destruct #HRBlog #414
An Overview of the History of Accelerated Learning 1.0: Introduction: 'Accelerated Learning' (or Brain Friendly Learning) is considered unique in the history of innovative learning because of its user friendly methods of imparting skills to the learner. Ever since it was ushered in by Dr.Georgi Lozanov[a] with a humble beginning of teaching English language to 60 and odd students deploying a variety of non-traditional techniques (e.g. use of visual and auditory methods), referred to in the … [Read more...] about History of Accelerated Learning