10 free online courses to boost your skills at work
Are you looking to learn something new? Massive Online Open Courses (or ‘MOOCs’) offer elements of university-level courses online, without the need to complete a lengthy programme on campus. While MOOC students don’t always receive an official or formal qualification, many courses are free to participants – and some provide the option to upgrade (enabling […]
Get Involved: Learning at Work Week
This week* is Learning at Work Week, an annual event organised by Campaign for Learning. This year’s theme is Networked for Learning, which encourages users to explore the ‘social, technological and partnership aspects of learning’ to understand how we can ‘create value from networks, and drive new thinking and ways of developing.’ At People Lab, […]
Why aren’t organisations prioritising employee engagement training?
In our Spotlight on the Employee Engagement Profession research, we found that more organisations have a dedicated employee engagement role or team in place than before. In 2017, 39% of participants had ‘employee engagement’ in their job title (compared to 22% in the previous year). However, we know that other roles or teams might […]
Ted Talk of the Week: What it takes to be a great leader – Roselinde Torres
Ted Talk of the Week What it takes to be a great leader – Rosalinde Torres What makes a great leader in the 21st Century? The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes […]
TED Talk of the Week: The power of believing that you can improve
TED Talk of the Week: The power of believing you can improve – Carol Dweck This week’s TED Talk is inspired by Mental Health Awareness Week, and our blog 5 tips to combat stress in the workplace. Carol Dweck discusses “growth mindset”, the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to […]
TED Talk of the Week: 4 lessons in creativity – Julie Burstein
Julie Burstein discusses creativity in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. How the ‘letting go’ of control and acceptance of destruction can lead to something even better and more beautiful than before, all ideas which can be applied to any form of creation…
TED Talk of the Week: How to manage for collective creativity
Linda Hill, How to manage for collective creativity How does a company create innovation? Linda Hill studied different companies to find out how leaders encouraged innovation by keeping ideas flowing through all staff, not just those in higher positions, but through a collaborative journey. Pixar and Google featured in Hill’s research, and she discusses how […]
Employee Engagement Report: The Results Are In!
Employee Engagement Report: The Results Are In! Unexpected great things can happen when you meet new people! People Lab’s Emma met The App Garden’s Martin at SMiLE London, and got chatting about technology in the workplace. Emma and Martin must have had a particularly good old chin-wag, as an idea to conduct some research and […]
Employee Engagement: Time for a New Approach?
I was lucky enough to attend the CIPD’s annual employee engagement conference last week, which was great. I met lots of interesting new people and I got to run the day 2 workshop, to some 70 delegates, looking at how you develop your engagement strategy. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I got lots of […]
Employee Engagement: Need a health-check in your organisation?
We’re fast approaching the end of January, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself scratching your head and wondering what the hell happened to Christmas. The first month of the year is often a blur of planning, brainstorming and putting together your strategy for the year ahead, and I anticipate that many of […]