Curated Industry Content for the Week of 01/04/16

twist-curated-content-2Every Monday we curate a number of articles and blog posts that have relevance to members of the eLearning Guild Community, and to the learning and performance field as a whole. Each piece of content that we share includes a brief introduction from the member of the Guild Community sharing why they think the content is important.

Here’s the content for this week:

From Digital Disappointment To The End Of The App Era, Here Are Eight Trends For 2016 by Tom Goodwin
The start of the new year is a time when many of us pause to look towards a the year ahead. In this article from TechCrunch, the author explores trends affecting the world of consumer electronics. Many of these potential trends have impacts to the way people learn, and the ways in which we leverage technology to support learning and performance. -Curator

Shifting to a Culture of Experimentation and Collaboration by Peter Hinssen (Forbes)
Interview with Yammer co-founder Adam Pisoni where he reveals the nature and need of organizational change and how the technology that disrupts is the same technology that helps organizations navigate change. – Mark Britz

Developing Employees Who Think for Themselves by Francesca Gino & Bradley Staats
Today’s fast-moving organizations need workers that can think on their feet and solve problems. While this article’s narrative focuses on getting people more engaged in their work, the strategies discussed can also be applied to getting workers more engaged in self-directed learning. -David Kelly

Will You be a Part of Change or a Victim of It by Cenk Uygur (Video Interview)
In this interview renowned social marketing strategist Brian Solis shares his thoughts on the rapid change taking place and how smart organizations and individuals are using the social age to better connect with the people and businesses that matter -Mark Britz

One Simple Way to Build Better Professional Relationships by Scott Dockweiler
People have a love/hate relationship with networking. We know the importance of networks, but building one can be challenging. This article explores a very simple technique that can help you build lasting professional relationships; a tip that you can easily apply at the next conference you attend. -David Kelly

Collaboration Overload by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant
Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to workplace collaboration?  This alternate piece looks at the darkside of collaboration and how if left “unchecked” could do more harm than good for the key nodes in the organization network. – Mark Britz

What are you reading?

If you have an article, blog post, or other resource that you think we should consider sharing in a future Curated Industry Content post, please feel free to send a link to the resource to David Kelly along with a few sentences describing why you think the resource is valuable.

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