As it’s Wimbledon season, we’re serving up the best L&D related research, news and stories to maximise your motivation, realise your potential and smash your goals.

So, enjoy some seasonal strawberries, top up your summer cocktail of choice and get inspired!

FREE Learning Health Check

Benchmarking is extremely valuable for companies seeking a competitive advantage and is typically used to identify areas and opportunities for improvement.

This review process should be seen as an annual organisational health check.

Our sister company, Towards Maturity, runs a FREE independent benchmarking tool, the Learning Health Check. 

Reading time: 45 mins to complete

Maximising Motivation in L&D

What motivates your employees? And what demotivates them?

Not all motivating factors relate to expensive interventions for the organisation. For example, appreciation is free and is a great motivator!

This study of 2,000 employees will help you understand what drives colleagues to do better work.

Reading time: 3 mins 

What’s retrieval practice?

No matter how motivated your learners, what if you are using ineffective techniques to support the learning process?

According to research, retrieval practice is one of the most effective learning strategies. This video explains the concept and provides examples of how to do it.

Watch time: 3 mins

Start space learning

Spaced learning is the opposite of cramming. It can yield longer-lasting learning and improve our physical and mental health.

This article dispels myths about cramming and provide tips on how to space your learning to become more time-efficient and effective. 

Reading time: 2 mins

Make motivational waves

BJ Fogg, a behaviour change expert at Stanford University, provides strategies for motivating people based on their drivers for change.

Rather than trying to motivate people to do something they don’t want to do he suggests working with them when they are motivated to do something differently.

Watching time: 6 mins

Who to follow on Twitter

We’ve selected five people to follow who share insights on motivation and wellbeing at work.

Angela Duckworth @angeladuckw
Angela is the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

Adam Grant @AdamMGrant
Adam is an organisational psychologist and hosts the Worklife podcast.

Elliot Berkman @Psychologician
Elliot is a psychology professor who studies motivation, goals and behaviour change.

Simon Sinek @simonsinek
Simon is an organisational consultant and author of “Start with Why.”

Rachel Suff @RSuff
Rachel is a public policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She shares insights about health and well-being at work.

Something to listen to

The science of resilience

This BBC Radio 4 programme exploring resilience features a range of leading thinkers including Nobel laureate Professor, Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Daniel Goleman.

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Events and conferences to check out

Our pick of upcoming L&D events around the world:

29 -31 July – Employee Engagement Conference, Denver, Colorado

4 September – Learning Live, London 

15 – 16 October 2019 – World of Learning, Birmingham 

23 – 25 October – Dev Learn, Las Vegas 

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