Planning for flexibility

Sometimes contingency plans have a way of becoming permanent and while we have screen grabmade the transition to remote work and remote learning we need to start require instruction to be more accommodating for all involved. In this short video I share the need for a hybrid flexible, or HyFlex, model that supports location choice and time options while maintaining a consistent level of content, activities, and assessment strategies. The key attribute is being able to meet people’s changing need to access content and peers seamlessly from face-2-face to a blended online to a completely asynchronous interaction and support the seamless transition between these different delivery channels and experiences on a daily basis.

While I can’t be live in front of you now, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss and explore this topic in greater detail and how we can help you and your team perform and succeed.  Send me an email or call and let’s talk! Use the contact button above or visit visit our web site!

Better thinking brings better performance!

Connecting context to content matters and I have discovered along the way that aligning people’s passions with purpose, through the use of learning, brought better results. Learning is not the focus, improving performance and solving the issue in the workflow is.

John Hagel’s Learning Pyramid brings a focus on thinking skills based on passion. Tapping into people’s hearts and focusing on the bigger picture results with responses that is more than simply retrieving facts, people use their critical thinking skills and apply these skills to think broadly through issues.

Check out this video and see how starting with the emotional connection, creating the WIIFM, and connecting to people’s capabilities and you will see a worker who finds solutions and keeps learning (even though they don’t really call it that!).

If you would like to learn how to implement and use workflow learning and develop thinking workers using learning as a strategic business tool send me an email or call me and let’s talk! Use the contact button above or visit our web site!

Go Backwards to move (people) forward!

Sounds strange doesn’t it?  Going backwards but changing how you develop training and supporting people at the time and place of kNOW is how we can move forward.  Now I come from the classical school of ADDIE where instructional design has Curriculum driving the process.  Work with a SME to identify content, develop the lessons and modules, select media and then add in assessments.

My focus is on impacting and improving performance especially in the flow of work and I have realized it’s time to go backwards.   Backwards design begins with 3 questions: How do you define success? How does the business measure success? How do you create the path to their defined success?

There are detailed ways to use these 3 questions and if you would like to learn how to implement and use backwards design in your development process check out this short video, Go backwards to move forward!  If you would like to learn more about using backwards design in your development process or using learning as a strategic business tool send me an email or call and let’s talk!  Use the contact button above or visit our web site!