Chasing the shiny new things Last week in a tweet I mentioned fad-surfing and some of my followers were not aware of this and requested an article - so here it is! Fad surfers are the management or leadership equivalent of the magpie, they love collecting shiny new things from other people. A management or leadership style where there is a lot of sizzle but little substance What is "fad surfing"? In simple terms Adopting one fashionable management style or strategy after another. The … [Read more...] about Fad surfing – the worst form of change management
Using Technology based platforms to support learning - does it work? Increasingly the use of technology to support or in some cases to deliver learning is on the increase. While reading a post on one of the forums this morning I came across a debate about the willingness for "trainers" to adopt technology to support or deliver learning. The author of the piece (Martin Addison from VideoArts) cited the following: Trainers don’t have the stomach for more preparation Here, the allegation is that … [Read more...] about Technology based learning – does it work (e-learning)?
So When is a deepdive not a deep dive? It is interesting how the use for a name in a given field changes over time. Or to be more realistic how a sexy name for an interesting subject gets hijacked by others without really understanding or respecting difference? In innovation, marketing and management the term Deep Dive was a methodology originally made popular by Ideo. It was a brainstorming or idea creation methodology. Then came along Stanford with their DeepDive ( … [Read more...] about When is a DeepDive not a Deep Dive
Social Media - Fad or "Business as Usual"? On one discussion group in which I am an active participant, a member (of a closed professional group) said that social media was just a fad. Now this was in the context of the problems that social media is causing regarding data protection, confidentiality, brand positioning etc. is social media a fad? or is there more going on that many of us have yet to realise? FAD, a definition Free dictionary defines fad as: A fashion that is taken up … [Read more...] about Social Media – Fad or Business as Usual