Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s just easier to perpetuate myths than it is to address underlying problems. When a training initiative fails to achieve the desired results, we often chalk it up to ‘lazy learners’. When new ideas about workplace learning threaten the status quo, we dismiss them as ‘trends’ and fall back on dated myths about how people really learn. When our eLearning falls flat, we emphasize that great design always overcomes mediocre execution.
Reality check: While perpetuating training myths is an easy way to deal with problems in the short-term, failure to devise and implement progressive strategies that overcome the very myths you’ve been perpetuating, is a hamster run – good exercise until you try to get off the wheel! [Read more...]