So that all sounds pretty heavy and work related. Reflecting on this time I was delighted with the amount of laughter! It was good to be reminded again that work should be fun! I strongly believe that teams who play together naturally produce amazing results. So the message for leaders is to really encourage that natural sense of fun in the workplace – and they should not be afraid of making fun of themselves either.
It was lovely to see that Ridgeview Estate has won not one award but five at the 2016 TEXSOM International Wine Competition. Recognition spurs us all on and to be exporting English sparkling wine to America is no mean achievement either. Now you could say why am I interested in Ridgeview? Well of course my penchant for bubbly is well known!
Trending for March, our top recommendation is Deloitte’s latest report: ‘Engaging the 21st-century workforce’. And while you’re at it, if you haven’t looked at their earlier reports, it’s fascinating to see a consistent, but constantly evolving message…
We were reminded of where we came from, the history of how L&D emerged from ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Greek practice, through Vestibule Training, Role Playing, Apprenticing, Sitting with Nellie, Job Instruction Training and now Learning & Development via Process Manuals, CBT, eLearning and blended learning.
What great news from CIPD yesterday! A new President in the shape of Professor Sir Cary Cooper. Anyone who attended the keynote speech at the CIPD Annual Conference this November will have seen the great synergy between Peter Cheese and Cary Cooper.
We are delighted to welcome a new team member this week – Reem Makdese. So today is busy as usual with our lovely Simon Urgilez in to configure my new laptop, sort out other IT related issues and generally catch up. Simon’s company Intersys IT is contracted to us for IT support and we are finding his expertise invaluable.