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.
Inside the Heads of UK Managers
At GoodPractice, we are passionate about helping managers improve their performance. Managers undoubtedly have a huge impact on the working lives and performance of everyone else in their organisation. Published in conjunction with ComRes, this report is the latest step in our programme of manager-focused research. It explores the world that managers inhabit today and the real life challenges they face in their roles.
Based on data gathered from 500 UK managers, this fascinating report reveals what managers find most difficult and most challenging. It also provides in-depth analysis of the key differences in the data by gender, seniority and the size of organisation in which a manager works.
This report presents the results of our survey, plus in-depth analysis and four key recommendations for L&D
If you work in L&D, this report is invaluable in two ways.
While much of L&D’s work is on the future needs of an organisation, managers face challenges here-and-now. We highlight the key areas that L&D should be supporting to help managers do their jobs better today.
Our approach to finding out what managers find most challenging can act as a template for a learning needs analysis that any L&D function can conduct themselves; something which we believe should occur more robustly and more frequently.
If you want to know the things that managers find most challenging, and how to make best use of this information in your own organisation, then download your free copy of Inside the Heads of UK Managers today.Access Research Paper
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.