Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stiil standing on that precipice - and why I have not been blogging

Followers of this blog will note that I have not blogged for some time.

There are two main reasons for this.

The first is that I have been rather busy in my new role as a head of learning and development for a top tier financial services organisation and with that comes a decision to read and observe to form opinion, direction and strategy.

My key learning from my new role is that one can never truly appreciate the complexity of a system until you assume the role of someone who can shape and mould that system.

The second reason is that I feel there is a significant shift happening in all forms of education (primary, tertiary and corporate) and I am the first to say that I don't know what the shift is as of yet.

However, for me it is important that when I write and reflect and exercise my cathartic rights (if you have read my blog for a while you will understand that it is first and foremost a form of catharsis for me) I feel I am writing about issues and learning that impact me most in the present moment.

I am afforded an opportunity to speak with a very many learned people in the L&D, KM&IM industries and there is genuine movement of thinking, strategy and systems and some of it may be for the better and some may not.

So pardon my infrequency as I continue to read, observe and listen but there is genuinely (for me at least) something rather unique happening and I hope to write about these observations and learning soon.....

7 comments:

Steps Learning said...

Hi Rob,

Do you think social media is changing the way people are learning these days?

I two worked for a finance company (one of your major competitors) and found that social media in particular was a subject of some controversy as no one quiet knew how to approach it.

It was a battle for the corporate side and not much easier dealing with franchisees. However I found that the franchisees were more willing to experiment with it then the corporate people...go figure.

Definitely very interesting and thank you for your blog.

I would love to get in contact with you if possible. What is the best way?

Steps Learning said...

Pardon my spelling mistakes...probably should have read through that before hand!
haha ;)

Wilko said...

Thanks for your commentary steps. I am nnot so sure it is changing the way people learn but it is certainly enabling learning for a numer of people and the beauty of it is that you (most of the time) learn along with people who are like minded. (hence the social piece.

Always happy to connect. Find me on linkedin!

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