Podcast 108 — What is the proper role of L&D?

Everyone loves workplace learning. It means two days away from the office with the potential for a decent lunch! But it shouldn’t actually involve ‘learning’, should it?

In this week’s episode of The GoodPractice Podcast, Nick Shackleton-Jones from PA Consulting joins Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson to ask if we need to reposition workplace learning so that it can truly make a difference in our colleagues’ lives. We ask what ‘proper’ L&D would look like, and discuss the importance of discomfort.

Show notes

Nick blogs on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/shackletonjones/detail/recent-activity/posts. PA Consulting can be found at www.paconsulting.com.

The blog post on feedback that Nick mentioned can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stop-giving-feedback-start-asking-nick-shackleton-jones/.

For a crash course on Piaget’s theory of assimilation, visit the Wikipedia page at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piaget%27s_theory_of_cognitive_development#Assimilation_and_Accommodation.

The interview with James Dyson that Owen discussed is at: https://www.recode.net/2018/6/16/17114742/james-dyson-design-technology-vacuum-interview.

Ross’ examples of New York soda jerk lingo were taken from an article on Atlas Obscurahttps://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/soda-jerk-slang

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