How will you harness the secret online lives of your managers?

If you are interested in developing people and helping them to be the best they can be, I believe it’s worth spending some time with this article and the links in it.

A couple of weeks ago a new report was released by our friends at Good Practice. It’s called the Secret Online Lives of UK Managers and presents findings on data gathered from 504 UK managers. The report explores the role the internet and social media play in the lives of today’s managers and how they use these to solve business challenges. But what does this information mean to Learning and Development?

In a webinar hosted by the Learning and Skills group, Peter Casebow from Good Practice summarised the findings of the report and what they mean to L&D in four bullet points.

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Here’s your story let’s begin

The waters fine come on dive in

The future’s here, its right before your eyes

Step by step you’re on your way

Welcome to a brighter day

Don’t you know it’s good to be alive

I love those tracks that you hear and just feel the need to do something with. When I heard the lyrics of the song sung by a guy called Benji Jackson backed by the awesome upbeat sound of Pink Zebra it was the meant to be. A perfect fit.

Keeping your children safe in a digital world

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He was just eight years old when Mum and Dad decided to go away for the weekend and leave him in the house on his own.

‘Do what you like whilst we’re away and have anyone you like around. We’re not leaving you a key so don’t bother locking the door. If you do go out, go anywhere you want with whoever you want. Trust everyone and come back when you like, if you like.’

What a load of nonsense. You’ll be pleased to hear this story is made up. There can’t possibly be a parent in their right mind that thinks this is right. But, whilst we all agree this made up scenario should never happen, the sad thing is in real life, amazingly it does. Not in the context of ‘in real life’, but in the context of digital and online.

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