GOODPRACTICE WAS FOUNDED IN 2000 WITH THE AIM OF PROVIDING THE VERY BEST LEARNING RESOURCES ON THE WEB. NOW MORE THAN 300 LEADING ORGANISATIONS RELY ON GOODPRACTICE TO DELIVER LEARNING AND SUPPORT FOR THEIR LEADERS AND MANAGERS.
Google it: The Secret Online Lives of UK Managers
This report is the latest step in our ongoing programme of manager-focused research. Building on the findings of our previous report The Secret Learning Life of UK Managers, this new study takes a closer look at the secret, online lives of managers in the UK.
Published in conjunction with ComRes, and based on data gathered from 504 UK managers, this fascinating report investigates the specific role the internet and social media networks play in the lives of today's managers. It provides detailed insight into managers' online preferences and habits.
This report presents the results of our survey, plus in-depth analysis and four key takeaways for L&D about what the key findings mean for the profession.
- How the internet and both internal and external social media networks influence and contribute to the overall mix of learning activities that managers undertake.
- The extent to which managers rely on the internet, content-focused websites and social media networks to get help with the day-to-day challenges they face at work.
The new millennium sees dotcom company goodpractice.net spring to life. It's the brainchild of Margaret Ford (now Baroness Ford of Cunninghame). Peter Casebow joins as Chief Knowledge Officer to help bring big ideas to life.
Managers' Knowledge Bank - an online toolkit to support HR and L&D professionals - is launched. Our first client is the Scottish Ambulance Service. But just as the business is taking off, the dotcom boom turns to bust. We prepare ourselves for a bumpy ride.
Peter Casebow takes over as Chief Executive Officer. We start to branch out with the creation of Toolkit for Managers, which helps managers to take professional development into their own hands.
On the back of the success of Toolkit for Managers, we realise that more senior managers and leaders can benefit from our online support materials too. So after some navel-gazing, head-scratching and a focus group or two, we develop the shiny new Toolkit for Leaders. It is an overnight success.
Owen Ferguson joins GoodPractice as Product Development Manager.The GoodPractice team goes from strength to strength, a does our client membership base, with up to 1,000,000 leaders and managers able to access our toolkits throughout the UK.
Owen Ferguson becomes Product Development Director, and under his guidance our toolkits start to feature audio interviews with big names in the world of leadership and management. We also secure interviews with experienced HR and L&D practitioners, as well as getting 'on the ground' insights from leaders and managers themselves.
In 2010 we bring our content management system architect Jonny Anderson in house. Our technical capability and know-how goes from strength to strength.
A busy year for GoodPractice sees the launch of our e-learning offering, with 10 modules focusing on key leadership and management skills. We start to cater for the mobile market with our Top Tips for Managers app, which quickly becomes a hit in the Apple iTunes store. We also go all Steven Spielberg and move into the world of video production. We produce a series of 'talking heads' style interviews to feature in our toolkits, and even try our hand at stop-motion animation too.
It turns out our clients love the e-learning we have produced, spearheaded by then Learning Engagement Manager, James McLuckie. The GoodPractice team decides to get in shape and joins in with the Global Corporate Challenge - the world's biggest fitness initiative - for the first time. We now participate every year with a healthy dose of GCC rivalry springing up between the GoodPractice teams as we walk, run, cycle and swim our way around the virtual globe.
Owen Ferguson becomes Chief Operating Officer, and we start the year with the publication of our New Perspectives on 70:20:10 white paper, which causes quite a stir. Our work catches the eye of Emerald Publishing, who go on to acquire the organisation in June 2015.
GoodPractice wins the Education and Training award at the Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards in recognition of our work with Edrington to create The Edrington Academy.