Curated Industry Content for the Week of 03/28/16

twist-curated-content-1Every Monday we curate a number of articles and blog posts that have relevance to members of the eLearning Guild Community, and to the learning and performance field as a whole. Each piece of content that we share includes a brief introduction from the member of the Guild Community sharing why they think the content is important.

Here’s the content for this week:

The Problem With Generational Stereotypes At Work by Jared Lindzon
We hear about the various ways that Millennials are changing the workforce, mostly due to the uniqueness of the generation. But while the uniqueness of the generation is a commonly accepted stereotype, is it an accurate one? New research suggests millennials aren’t that different than any other generation. -David Kelly

How Virtual Reality Will Democratize Learning by Jacob Tempchin
There’s a lot of buzz around virtual and augmented reality. This article does a good job of describing the current state of the technology and the opportunities it provides for learning. It also properly positions virtual and augmented reality in the technology landscape – seeing it less as a technology and more as a new medium for experiences and content. -David Kelly

You’ve Definitely Been Using Post-Its Wrong Your Entire Life by Jessica Eggert
I share this simple post for two reasons. First, I’m a fan of Post-It Notes and this small change makes a huge difference. More importantly, I share this as an example of how just stepping back and looking beyond the assumptions of a task can open new possibilities. -David Kelly

Can you spot the key collaborating behaviors? by Christian Carlsson
While overall this post explores a specific collaborative platform, I share it more for the Yammer example shared at the start of the post. It takes a snapshot of a Yammer interaction and explores the various ways that people are learning and collaborating via the interaction. It’s a great example of demonstrating the power of a social platform used effectively. -David Kelly

cooperation makes us human by Harold Jarche
In a world where more and more work can be automated by computers, where does that leave the human? Perhaps this shift to automation allows us to focus more on the true value-add that humans provide that machines cannot – cooperation and creativity. -David Kelly

Why Organizations Have To Think About The Day After Tomorrow by Peter Hinssen
I often talk about the struggle between Important vs. Urgent that many of us are challenged with. This article explores a similar theme, one that explores our focus on today, tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow… and why things are getting even more challenging as time goes on. -David Kelly

What are you reading?

If you have an article, blog post, or other resource that you think we should consider sharing in a future Curated Industry Content post, please feel free to send a link to the resource to David Kelly along with a few sentences describing why you think the resource is valuable.

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