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People at Work, Ep. 9: Mark Britz on a new era of learning and development

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People at Work, Ep. 9: Mark Britz on a new era of learning and development

Learning and development is stuck in the Industrial Era. Not Mark Britz. He's spurring a new learning environment where everyone is learning all the time.

Are you stuck in the Industrial Era with your learning and development practices? Do you think this is something best managed by a department within your organization? According to Mark Britz, a leading learning strategist, both are frustratingly common. However, he’s optimistic about the future of learning and what this means for people and organizations.

In this People at Work episode, Mark reasons that changes in organizational design, coupled with the transformation of managers into primary learning leaders, is spurring a new kind of learning environment. Here, everyone is learning all the time, without the need for designated departments or structured curriculum. When this happens, creativity is unleashed, psychological safety reigns supreme, and people are engaged and emotionally connected.

If you’d like to know how to achieve this in your organization, listen in. I’m sure you’ll learn a thing or two.

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“There's still a mindset in organizations around needing a learning and development department. That really hinders things because learning is not a department. Learning is an ongoing process in organizations.”

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Mark Britz

Sr. Manager of Programming, The eLearning Guild & Chief Strategist, ThruWork

About Mark Britz

Mark is the Sr. Manager of Programming at The eLearning Guild & Chief Strategist of ThruWork where he helps businesses increase collaboration and maintain a connected culture. He lives in Syracuse, NY and is an avid runner and cyclist, raising money for several local medical causes. Read his blog here!

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Resources cited

Friction of Logic by Mark Britz

Gary Vaynerchuck
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Dave Snowden
Drive by Daniel Pink

Bev Attfield

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