Interesting article on running a planning session using what they call a ‘storyboard’ approach – I’ve used something similar (described here) but utilising de Bono’s six thinking hats. Its interesing to see the glee in some people’s faces when we get onto the black hat stage of basically destroying ther initial plan!
I’ve recently facilitated a very brief SWOT workshop with a team of about 12 people or so. I generally am not a fan of SWOT – generates long lists of passive “mother hood and apple pie statements” rather than seeking out an activity based perspective on where real strategic advantage may lie. I have tho’ … Read more
A nice post here from Stephen Dale about web 2.0 as the “blinding light of Web 2.0 hype seems to be obscuring the fact that the most important aspect in building any community (of interest or practice or whatever) is the people and NOT the technology. Though I do appear to be an increasingly isolated … Read more
An interesting here at the ASTD blog on the need in e-learning and specifically in rapid e-learning, for instructional designers (IDs). My tuppence worth is that for many SMEs the ROI doesn’t jusify ID input – especially in the case of rapid e-learning which is often bite size, highly situated and doesn’t make much demand … Read more
Here’s a link to some interesting links on creativity and innovation – worth exploring. Further interesting and thoughtful argument on Google‘s branding from Umair Haque although I’m not convinced that a traditional approach to branding automatically leads to plastering your home page with Ads – altho’ that would be a traditional strategy from an advertisers … Read more
In an increasingly complex and changeable/ chaotic environment I find that in many instances traditional control based project management approaches don’t work or don’t add value. Take Prince 2, for example, the clue is in the title – PRojects IN Controlled Environments. Project and organisational boundaries are increasingly permeable and managers need to manage between … Read more
Chris Collinson has an interesting post on the use and abuse of the concept of lessons Learned. Based on Kolb’s learning cycle, he posits the “ignorance spiral” where the abstract conceptualisation stage stys ust that, abstracted” with no discernable imact on future behaviours. The same mistakes and errors are made, the lessons aren’t learned. Now … Read more