L&D Responses to Change
Metaphors for reaction of L&D to evolution/recognition of workplace learning.
"I know this is an eyechart, but I'm going to brief it anyway"
"Our topic for today is 'Managing Change'". Please put your cell phones away. I'll give you time to check them when I let you break for lunch at noon."
A little change never hurts anyone. It just can really, really scare (I mean surprise) you.
"Yes! We need to change! This is going to be great!" - spoken by the trainer who has no intention of actually changing.
"You can't learn without a teacher or trainer."
The Exception: "But what about our one guy who doesn't have a smartphone and works alone on a mountaintop in Nepal and only herds brown goats, not spotted goats... ?"
Uninformed and incompetent people leading others who are similarly incapable. This appears in the Bible, Matthew 15:14 - from Miles Coverdale's Bible, 1535: Let they go, they are ye blynde leaders of ye blynde. Wha one blinde leadeth another, they fall both i ye diche. ld respons, blind lead, dumb waiter, imag result, googl imag
We are already leading our organisation into the future ...
"Our vendor partners have told us that we need to spend the next 5 years getting all our content online into our LMS before we should start thinking about social stuff. They are going to help us create lots of exciting new courses."
Yeah! Yeah! We can just not let them access their networks here at work! Yeah!