Could uncertainty be an opportunity for L&D?

[fusion_text] Faced with the uncertainty the EU Referendum result was bound to bring, markets and currency continue to test the public’s faith in better days to come. With more questions being raised than answers given or believed, companies across both the UK and Europe unsurprisingly have hit the pause button on investment and operational decisions. … Continue reading “Could uncertainty be an opportunity for L&D?”

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, or “Kirkpatrick must go!”

I’m not normally susceptible to conspiracy theories but I do wonder how it came to be that a global training industry that spends in excess of $600 billion a year, invests so much time and energy measuring the wrong things whilst steadfastly ignoring the painful truths that would be evident if we measured the right things. Why aren’t uncomfortable questions being asked? Where are the screaming headlines?

I’m not normally susceptible to conspiracy theories but I do wonder how it came to be that a global training industry that spends in excess of $600 billion a year, invests so much time and energy measuring the wrong things whilst steadfastly ignoring the painful truths that would be evident if we measured the right things. Why aren’t uncomfortable questions being asked? Where are the screaming headlines?

Evaluation: a yardstick to beat ourselves with?

Measurement is an inescapable element of many aspects of our lives. To assess failure or success, we must first measure. Unfortunately, the resulting yardstick can often become either something to beat something else with, or something to grasp the wrong end of. So how can we get the measure of measurement?

Measurement is an inescapable element of many aspects of our lives. To assess failure or success, we must first measure. Unfortunately, the resulting yardstick can often become either something to beat something else with, or something to grasp the wrong end of. So how can we get the measure of measurement?