Editor's note: This article presents a counter-argument to the notion that innovation has to start with a problem to be solved and end up with a solution to that problem. The alternative should be to create an organisational system that has a purpose, is motivated to do new and different things and has a process to develop and discard new ideas. As the author says, “Artists don’t solve problems. Neither do real innovators. Did the iPhone start with solving a problem? Did Amazon ? Did Facebook? I don’t think so.”
Editor's note: In this article, Nigel Paine urges L&D professionals to explore and embrace heutagogy, a theory of self-determined learning in which everyone is both teacher and learner. This type of approach should be a part of L&D, Paine says.
Editor's note: This tweet from Rob Briner, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, prompted many interesting and useful responses. The responses are worth a look if you are interested in measuring the success of a training programme.
Editor's note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has produced a report on the impact of technology on the employee experience. Now that technology is playing an even greater part in working life it is important to consider its impact on well-being, job quality and engagement. This report shares research findings on these factors.