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
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Podcast 57 - Organisational design: Should L&D fight the system?
This week on the Podcast, Mark Britz from the eLearning Guild joins Ross Garner and Owen to discuss how far we should push against organisational structures and processes.

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?

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 Good Practice Podcast.

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