Organisatons spend millions each year on staff training yet much of it is a waste of money. One pundit recently claimed that people only remember 16% of what they are taught in training. Would any organisation buy another product or service that only worked 16% of the time?
Traditional methods of motivating people at work are so ‘last century’. In this TED talk Dan Pink explains what we are doing wrong. The three key drivers today, he says, are mastery, autonomy and purpose. Carrots and sticks don’t work for conceptual thinkers.
Good news for those of us who go to the cinema too enjoy movies! But it’s got me thinking; are those Lunch and Learn sessions I’ve been doing a waste of time?