Listen and learn

Join hosts Ross Garner, Nicola Boyle and Ross Dickie as they chat with podcast regulars Owen Ferguson and James McLuckie. Together, they discuss and dissect our industry’s hot topics.

Each week, we talk to special guests and tackle big questions. How do people learn? Why should we care about behavior change? What’s growing in Owen’s garden just now?

Our podcast is available online to listen to at your desk, or download for the commute home. Enjoy!

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Podcast 158 - Attention spans: With apologies to goldfish

You may have seen headlines claiming that the average human attention span has dropped below that of a goldfish.

August 2019 | Ross Dickie

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Podcast 157 - Why should we care about behaviour change?

Many learning interventions start out from the position that people would perform much better in their roles if they just did what we told them. But what if this approach is misguided?

August 2019 | Ross Garner

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Podcast 156 - What is the role of emotion at work?

The range of emotions we are allowed to show in the workplace is fairly limited. We can be happy, we can be passionate, we can be enthusiastic. But anything beyond that is often seen as unprofessional or inappropriate. Is it time we rethink the role of emotion at work?

July 2019 | Ross Dickie

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Podcast 155 - Is HR unethical?

As a function, HR has a role to play in developing talent and protecting employees. But it’s also responsible for disciplining and dismissing staff, as well as implementing and enforcing top-down policies. Does this put it in an ethically precarious position?

July 2019 | Ross Dickie

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Podcast 154 - How do you know your interventions are working?

Learning interventions are typically evaluated based on metrics like attendance and completion. But how much does this actually tell you? How do you know if your interventions are effective?

July 2019 | Ross Garner

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