Trends for 2019?

Clark Quinn

Like Christmas (which morally shouldn’t be even be thought about before Thanksgiving), requests for next year’s trends should be on hold until at least December. What, on your opinion, are the main Digital Learning (DL) trends for 2019? The post Trends for 2019?

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Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey recently published an article on the long-term trends that are reshaping the business environment. T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing.

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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017


New online learning trends consistently rear their heads. In fact, eLearning trends develop so quickly that it’s tough to keep up with them. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . Each year brings a colorful array of online learning trends, especially in the corporate realm. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning.

Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017


New online learning trends consistently rear their heads. In fact, eLearning trends develop so quickly that it’s tough to keep up with them. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity . Each year brings a colorful array of online learning trends, especially in the corporate realm. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning.

A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design

Adaptive Path

What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know? Service experiences and how they are designed affect consumers’ quality of life, their productivity, enjoyment, and ability to accomplish their goals.

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Three Trends Driving Healthcare Experiences

Adaptive Path

Three trends stand out: We're being asked to spend more of our own money on services and products such as insurance premiums, deductibles and co-payments. Creating new products and services to meet unmet needs. I'm a cyclist. I recently crashed on my bike.

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From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He attributes the growth of this peer-to-peer economy to 3 main trends. All kinds of new products and services, like Airbnb, are now coming to market. But, digital technologies and lots of information have been eroding the power of large-scale mass production.

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our aging economies are thus dependent on productivity gains to drive long-term economic growth , future prosperity and higher standards of living. Their average productivity growth in the 5 years between 2000 and 2004 was 2.4%. The waning of the mid-1990s productivity boom.

As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work?

Ross Dawson

The post As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work? appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of business Future of humanity Future of work Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized

5 Trends that will Shape our Future

Kevin Wheeler

At our Future of Talent Retreat this past weekend, I laid out the five trends I see as dominating the next decade or more. These are the five leading edge trends that are driving this and that will continue to grow and challenge the mechanistic world view.

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UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. Adaptive Path UX Week Design Digital Product Design Global Moxie Jesse James Garrett Josh Clark

Trend: offshore service centers driving innovation and revenue

Ross Dawson

This shift is already in place, with ‘ownership’ of corporate products as distinct from engineering or resources doubling over the last years, and now 10% of products that GICs are working on being in development and before launch.

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Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth Kanter

There is now enough evidence from research that stressful workplaces are counter-productive to impact. Recent burnout research and trends reveal that work environments are becoming more overwhelming and complex. Photo by Norbert Reimer.

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How divergence in labor productivity is shaping the future of work

Ross Dawson

One of the most important issues is divergence in labor productivity, mentioned as the fourth point under Labor Productivity in the Economic Structure section. There are many broader issues in shifts in labor productivity that I’ll come back to another time.

More research: browsing for fun at work boosts productivity

Ross Dawson

My post yesterday about Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help has generated some good discussion. In summary, those who surfed the web for fun while at work were 9% more productive than those who weren’t allowed to do so.

Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years, it develops a Global Trends report with an approximate time horizon of fifteen years in order to provide the White House and the intelligence community with a framework for long-range strategic policy assessment. Its latest report - Global Trend 2030: Alternative Worlds (GT2030) - was released this past December. . In its opening page, the Global Trends 2030 report compares our current times to the dawn of the Industrial Age. “We

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The latest in 3D printing trends: guns, ears, body parts, and now in your local store

Ross Dawson

3D printing is one of those trends that has been visible for a long time, is just beginning to have a real impact, and in the long run could transform many aspects of our lives. 3D printing of guns is, among other things, part of a broader trend of lack of control of technology and weapons.

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Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help

Ross Dawson

billion of worker productivity is lost to playing Angry Birds. today that workers already do a number of things that are not considered productive – like going to the bathroom or talking to colleagues without any actual loss in productivity. The fact someone is spending time playing a game or browsing doesn’t mean a productivity loss,” Mr Dawson said. “It’s The fallacy that humans can be consistently productive at knowledge work for 8 hours is not helpful.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

Helping people to do their jobs (better) in the most appropriate ways (performance support/aids, training, productivity tools). I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning.

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


Of all the trends in technology today, BYOD, short for “bring your own device,” is among the most popular. A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity.

A critical point in the MegaTrend of Creative Enablement: DSLRs are revolutionizing video production

Ross Dawson

One of the biggest, broadest, most important trends of the last few decades has been how technology has democratized the tools of creation and production. Now the means of production are in place to fulfil the massive emerging demand for video. Technology trends Uncategorized

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

I spoke at the Global Learning Summit in Singapore last week where I listed the trends that I see emerging around the world that will have wide-ranging effects on corporate learning. While it is hard to fault the content of these programs, as they are usually generic and seem to make sense; there is also little evidence that they make a huge difference to profits, success, or productivity.

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9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

It’s like a bit of fresh air coming along in small time lapses that would allow you to transition from one task to another rather easily, without losing much of the control of your own productivity. IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Recent Trends in Labor Intensity. Or, the History (and Future?) of Steady Work in the US

Andy McAfee

So here’s a picture I drew to see recent trends in US labor productivity — how much more output the American economy gets from its workers over time. Instead of looking at productivity as output per hour worked (the usual measure) I instead looked at output per worker.

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Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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Vivid Sydney: Flexibility, diversity, and productivity at the heart of the future of work

Ross Dawson

Here are quotes from some of the other speakers to give a sense of what they will be covering: “Successfully matched job share pairs will address triple bottom line for businesses including increased productivity, diversity and flexibility” – Sarah Liu , Co-founder of Gemini3. The post Vivid Sydney: Flexibility, diversity, and productivity at the heart of the future of work appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman.

Seven trends driving the future of financial advice

Ross Dawson

Some of my reflections on financial services trends are captured in posts I've written after keynotes I've delivered on the role of the reputation economy for professionals and financial advisors and the future of global financial services. I will spend some more time delving into this issue, but for now here are seven key trends and issues that I see are driving the future of financial advice. Transparency is an inexorable trend across industries, not least in financial services.

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. Dave Pollard - Working Smarter: Improving the personal productivity of knowledge workers. George Siemens, Tony Karrer, and I are hosting Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 as a labor of love. Attend a conference for troubled times.

Three Mobile User Experience Trends to Watch in 2009

Adaptive Path

What are the trends to watch in 2009? Design decisions were largely based on product design; user interface was an afterthought. They’ll see user interface design as important as the product design. The brittleness of PC metaphors on mobile devices coupled with the concept of context speaks to an emergent and important trend on the horizon – smart and intuitive interfaces that predict user intent through an understanding of relationships.

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Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It by Kevin Wheeler on March 10, 2010 How different is what you do today from five years ago? The evidence shows that increases in productivity significantly lag the investment in tools and process improvements. Suddenly productivity began to climb and averaged 2.6

Lesson #1 From Pandora: The PCs’ Return to being Productivity Tools

Adaptive Path

While the majority of users still access Pandora through their PCs, that percentage is decreasing, and trends suggest it will probably drop below 50% by the end of the year. Extrapolating further, I think there’s a chance to re-embrace the PC as a productivity tool. What does a PC look like when it’s not an any-purpose device, but suited to creativity and productivity tasks? Just a couple years ago, Pandora was laying people off , fomenting concern over survival.

The future of offices: facilitating interaction and making work fun

Ross Dawson

We can now gather immense amounts of data about people and human interactions that help us design workplaces that are highly productive. Products such as Double Robotics are allowing us to virtually visit and wander around distant offices and interact as if we were there. *

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Key Trend for 2007 - and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Applying "Lean" Thinking to Healthcare Solutions | Main | Outsourcing and Collaboration » January 01, 2007 A Key Trend for 2007 - and Beyond As the New Year begins, it is traditional to review key events from the last year and make predictions for the coming one. So, let me start the year by commenting on a key trend that I believe will similarly take off in 2007 and become more widely accepted in the marketplace as the year progresses.

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New E-Book: #AI4Good – Nonprofit Trends and Use Salesforce.Org Cases

Beth Kanter

Salesforce.Org recently published an e-book, AI for Good: Nonprofit Trends & Use Cases. The report gives examples of how AI can be used in different nonprofit contexts using the Salesforce product Einstein.

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Jobs of the future: sports referees out, emotional designers in

Ross Dawson

Click on the image to see a video of the segment : In the segment I pointed to some of the broader trends shaping the future of work, as well as particular jobs that would be disappearing or growing.

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Trend setters may only be visible in rear view mirror

Mind Hacks

I've just found this excellent Fast Company article from last year challenging the idea that there is a 'tipping point' in fashions or trends driven by small numbers of highly connected people who have a disproportionate influence over which new products or ideas become popular. One study has suggested that the role of key highly influential people in starting fashions or trends is likely to have been vastly overstated.

The democratization of creativity: the most important aspect is greater human expression

Ross Dawson

When I was recently in Stockholm my friend Magnus Linkvist introduced me to Einar Bodström of House of Radon , a young and innovative production company that is exploring the possibilities of online video. Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized

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I love updates! Or the app story the Nielsen Norman Group doesn’t tell

Adaptive Path

Every product is a design theory embodied. The theory is tested when people begin to use the product and we discover how closely our assumptions and people’s reality line up. A favorite story about product development is that we want to make cupcakes and then cakes and then wedding cakes, instead of cake and then filling and then icing. Think about your product roadmap as a series of delicious releases.

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Revisiting the Newspaper Extinction Timeline on its first anniversary

Ross Dawson

If you look at the broader factors that we used in assessing the underlying trends, as below, things have played out much as expected. Future of media Social trends Technology trendsThe Newspaper Extinction Timeline below was launched one year ago today.

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Employee Engagement is Still Poor but it Does Drive Bottom Line Results

Dan Pontefract

And our friends at Aon Hewitt (see one of their graphics below) have submitted a similar trend. Work units in the top quartile in employee engagement outperformed bottom-quartile units by 10% on customer ratings, 22% in profitability, and 21% in productivity.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

It is actually a lot easier to look years into the future than just a single year, as while we can readily discern broad trends, the major events in a year are usually unforeseeable, though they may express the longer-term directions.

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