July 14, 2022
by John O. Burdett
Learning as play works introduces the experiential element not as merely something to toss over the wall, but as being central to the learning experience.
There is no “new normal.” Welcome, however, to the new reality. Managing uncertainty isn’t for the faint of heart. The “great exit” door remains wide open. Hybrid employment is quickly becoming the only game in town. “Just in time” is returning to “just in case.” The technology that underscores the fourth industrial revolution lies waiting to pounce. There is a discernible shift in power from the enterprise to the employees. And somewhere in the cornucopia of concern lies the reality that you can’t grow the business unless you grow the people in the business.
Today’s fast moving, interactive, wired era might be polished and image dominated, but learning by doing still has primacy when you need to change not what people do but how they think (mindset).
Learning as play works from an entirely different mindset. It introduces the experiential element not as merely something to toss over the wall, but as being central to the learning experience. Incorporating five elements of good design, designing and developing meaningful experiential learning draws on six critical building blocks.
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John O. Burdett is founder of Orxestra® Inc. He has extensive international experience as a senior executive. As a consultant he has worked in more than 40 countries for organisations that are household names. John has worked on organisation culture for some of the world's largest organisations. His ongoing partnership with TRANSEARCH International means that his thought leading intellectual property, in any one year, supports talent management in many hundreds of organisations around the world. Get in touch with John O. Burdett »