Articles by Matt Johnson

Developing a business culture that drives growth

What’s your instant reaction when I use the words ‘business culture’ in terms of the workplace? Positive? Negative? Unfortunately we often can feel negative about the idea of culture at work. When in fact we should be creating a positive culture, letting it thrive and working out how it can contribute to growth for our businesses. Let’s not …

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Making work experience work

I bet every one of you reading this is grateful to someone who believed in you and took a chance to get you the experience you needed to move your career forward – whatever stage it was at.  Work experience placements are an excellent way for us all to repay the favour and offer a chance to people when they need it. Setting the standard As …

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Discover with Kineo

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing traditional talking heads videos, where the responses are over-practiced and polished. We set our marketing team a different challenge – to capture the spirit of Kineo as it really is. No script, no retakes, no glossy filters. How do we really roll? It's all about the people Kineo’s greatest …

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Don’t become the fish: surviving the changing L&D landscape

There’s a saying – ‘the last thing a fish is aware of is the water in which it swims.’  We’re all in danger of being unaware of our own surroundings until they change – and the same is true for learning and development. How can we make sure we’re not limited by our own perspective and that we’re changing with the shifting L&D environment …

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Divided by a common language: matching expectations about training and development

What’s the difference between ‘training’ and ‘development’? Is there a difference or is it just down to the language we use? And if we interchange them, does it lead to confusion and frustration for both learning & development teams and employees? Mark Twain once said ‘Britain and America are two nations divided by a common language’. And we’re …

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The Rules of Engagement

It’s the million-dollar question for all educators: how do I keep my learners engaged? At City & Guilds Kineo we’re finding that cutting-edge technology is allowing us to push into a new world of user engagement. Here are a few examples of where we are right now and a taste of what we’re developing for the future.

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