What life, this, L&D
October 3, 2013 Leave a comment
another great post by Sukh. I have to admit I am guilty sometimes of bagging HR folk for not understanding L&D, and for being glad at least in my case that we are not part of HR, which does give me a level of freedom when it comes to delivery of outcomes.
I still think however as I have said on many occasions before L&D is the HR sweet spot.
Communities. We talk a lot about them. They’re a very regular part of life, both physical and digital. Cycling, church goers, Twitter, cheese lovers, Apple haters, Instagrammers, Vine users, wine lovers, gin haters, and so many more. They help to connect people and give people a sense of purpose. That’s important for people, cos we all enjoy connections. I enjoy them massively, and over the years have found an array of communities that I’ve been part of, left, and found new ones, and it goes on.
There comes an interesting cross-section where sometimes, the communities we’re part of, serve two different needs, and they have a natural friction. We enjoy both, and for some period of time, we dip in and out of each community as it meets our needs. As time goes on, other things start to become known about the other community. They’re like this, or they’re like…
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