Podcast 57 - Organisational design: Should L&D fight the system?

In learning and development we often accept an organisation's design without criticism. But, if we're in the business of improving performance, don't we have a responsibility to challenge that design if we think it will help?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 08 August 2017
Podcast 57 - Organisational design: Should L&D fight the system?

This week on the Podcast, Mark Britz from the eLearning Guild joins Ross G and Owen to discuss how far we should push against organisational structures and processes.

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If you'd like to share your thoughts on the show, you can find Mark on Twitter @Britz, Ross @RossGarnerEW and Owen @OwenFerguson.

Details of Dave Snowden's Cynefin framework can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework

For more on Harold Jarche, see his website: https://jarche.com/

The Realities360 conference ran from July 26 - 28 this year. See the website for details: https://www.elearningguild.com/realities360/content/4900/2017-realities360-conference--home/

Owen's disputed Netflix anecdote can be read about at Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a834554/netflix-hits-back-20-billion-debt-inaccurate-report/

We pass no judgement on Adam Sandler's movies, but The Verge has an article titled: 'Netflix accuses its users of watching 500 million hours of Adam Sandler films'. Read it here: https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/17/15331674/netflix-adam-sandler-movies-half-a-billion-hours

The Onion's story - 'How Bad For The Environment Can Throwing Away One Plastic Bottle Be?' 30 Million People Wonder - can be read here: http://www.theonion.com/article/how-bad-for-the-environment-can-throwing-away-one--2892

Ross recommended the film Plastic Ocean on Netflix, as an emotional jolt that has made him recycle a lot more. If you want to act as a commitment device, tweet him with the hashtag #IsRossRecycling?

Image: Colin Bell with his five year old son by National Library of Australia / No known copyright restrictions.

About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.

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