Marginal Gains Theory

Marginal Gains Theory

A video I came across recently was this one from David Brailsford, manager of Team Sky, the Cycling Team. It's not necessarily the case that I'm a huge cycling fan (put me on a bike and I'll prove it). It's more I'm fascinated behind the work that has been down to drive forward the performance of this team.

After all, that's largely what we're here to do in L&D.  Have a watch and have a think. What are the marginal gains that can be made in your teams and organisations? What are the small "quick wins" so to speak that can be done today? What are the small increments of change that can happen right now, each and every day, until the point that when you add the benefits of each little action, you can massive results.

Would love to hear your thoughts on how this relates to our world of L&D....

Votes: 0
E-mail me when people leave their comments –

Ady Howes - Community Manager, DPG

You need to be a member of DPG Community to add comments!

Join DPG Community

Comments

  • I was just viewing this clip today as I'm putting together material to deliver a workshop next week to help achieve 'winning service' within one of our business areas and am going to use this clip.  I love this mindset /approach. There is also a Marginal Gains Prezzie presentation on YouTube. ..same idea but different format and slightly shorter if anyone looking to incorporate into sessions ☺

  • I think its a great mindset to have regardless of job role as it applies to everyone.     The mattress example reminds me of Clive Woodward's Winning book,  which is a great read regardless of if you like rugby or not.  

  • Great post Ady and one that I'm thinking about before posting some ideas.

    I think we both spotted this article on the subject on Twitter this morning but I think it's a great article that adds more depth to the subject. It also bring to life how much of an impact this can have through making small yet important changes

    This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here’s What H...

    Look forward to some thoughts on the subject.

    Mike

This reply was deleted.

Get Involved

Start a discussion in one of the following Zones
 

 

What's Happening?

Emma Proverbs posted a discussion
38 minutes ago
The Design Expert updated their profile
22 hours ago
Nawal Abdallah updated their profile photo
yesterday
Gabriela Mihova is now a member of DPG Community
Monday
Nadia Damiana Gadaleta posted a discussion
Sunday
Nicky White and Kerry Brady are now connected
Sunday
Ella Hornby and Troy Winfield are now connected
Saturday
Troy Winfield replied to Hannah Peters's discussion CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR
Saturday
Ella Hornby replied to Hannah Peters's discussion CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR
Saturday
Elisabeth Galloway and ISABEL MARIA ALMAGRO GARCIA are now connected
Friday
Claire Isherwood updated their profile
Friday
Claire Isherwood and Mike Collins are now connected
Friday
More…