I came across this video the other day which I found quite interesting and worth sharing. It features a guy called Stephan Thoma, ex Head of Global learning at Google. He talks within it the need to have time and resource allocated to research, development and innovation within our L&D teams. At Google, they achieved this using a 70:20:10 model, but not to be confused with the 70:20:10 approach to learning. This is quite different:
- 70% of your resources allocated to the core products of L&D (business as usual stuff)
- 20% of your resources allocated to improving the core products
-10% of your L&D resources allocated to looking at new stuff and innovation
I quite like this approach. I have a feeling that in many organisations there would be a tendancy to have all of our focus on the core products of L&D and perhaps not enough time allocated to improvements or innovation.
What do you think? How much time does your L&D team spend on innovation and looking at new stuff?