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Another bandwagon I’m avoiding…

… is the annual ‘Learning at Work Day’ (I’m not linking to it out of principle) What I can’t wrap my head around is that in recent years we, as L&DĀ professionalsĀ have (and are) taking considerable steps in: Moving away from ‘learning’ to performance Trying to make the ‘learning’ as transparent as possible Accepting that ‘work is learning and learning is work’ So why, once a year, do many of us jump on this particular bandwagon and before you say “it’s nice to give it its own space” or “it’s good to concentrate and focus on it” know that my response will be “what are you doing for the other 364 days of the year” “why aren’t you/your organisation concentrating on embedding learning and performance in every day life and if you are, why the need for this ‘focus’ once a year?” Hell, why don’t we have an annual ‘Performing at Work’ day? (can you imagine how that would go down with your leadership team?) I know it’s ‘fashionable’ to get on these sorts of bandwagons and with many ‘trendy’ names backing this, I’m sure that I’ll get some flack for these thoughts……. Incoming……....

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