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Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

I read with disdain about IBM’s dubious plan to reduce the pay of some of its workers by 10 percent in order for them to improve their skills. Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld reported the finding on September 15, 2014. He asked IBM spokeswoman Trink Guarino about the initiative: “IBM is implementing a skills development program…

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The Write MOOC Stuff

A few years ago, I had the chance to ask Daniel Pink — author of the books Drive and To Sell is Human — if there were any secrets to his exquisite writing skill. After all, he’s sold more than five million books, so he’s obviously made some fantastic writing connections. “Earplugs,” he said without…

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Rethinking Approaches to Corporate Learning

Elana Varon of the SAP Center for Business Insight recently interviewed me with the topic and questions focusing on different approaches to corporate learning. The full report, entitled Why Companies Should Invest in Revamping Corporate Learning — with additional insights from Marcus Schwarz and Karie Willyerd of SAP — is available at this link. I encourage…

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. for an upcoming publication. Here are the questions and my unedited responses: What does an organization without social learning look like? What COULD it look like? The water cooler has been both a figurative and literal location of exchange. So…

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