Obstacles, Obsessions & Enrichment 2021 in Review


This has been a bit of a confusing year to look back on as it has had so many chapters and quite a number of surprises. My partner Jack and I started the year in lockdown in Highbury Stadium and are ending it in relative freedom in a converted Church in Tufnell Park (more on […]

Hybrid Motivation


Last week, I wrote about the impact the pandemic has had on people’s attitudes towards work/life balance and the knock-on effects on recruitment and retention. There is, I believe, a strong link between the Great Resignation and something we’ve known for a long time about motivation and employee engagement; money lacks the power of intrinsic […]

The Great Resignation


Prior to the pandemic, it was easy to find excuses not to do things; it wasn’t the right time, it was risky, it was too big a step…. The pandemic challenged the very fabric of our comfort zones and therefore the validity of those excuses.  If it hadn’t been for the pandemic, I wouldn’t now […]

10 statistics showing L&D has changed for good


As the world attempts to find a new norm, it’s become apparent for learning and development professionals that the changes the field saw over the course of the pandemic aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Here’s the quick run-down from research in 2021. 1. 70% of SMEs say they plan to train and develop existing employees to […]

Training after Covid-19: will we remain online?


Many of us are drawn to the world of training because of the opportunities it offers to interact with other people in a positive and rewarding way. Until recently, the majority of those interactions were always ‘face-to-face’. Yet with the arrival of Covid-19, the traditional classroom training format was rendered impossible, or even illegal, almost […]


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