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Where would you like to work? The game of attracting tech talent

This year’s State of European tech-report from Atomico shows that the competition to attract the most talented developers in Europe increases. This despite the fact that there are about 5.5 million software developers in Europe, a number that continually growing. But as hiring the most talented in comparison to the average often is the difference between scaling up to a multi-billion-business or stay small the war on talent intensifies. A background to this development, takes… Continue reading

To understand how common-sense works, new research

eLearningworld News Previous research has shown that adults by observing how much effort that is required to obtain a goal has direct impact on the motivation to go forward towards the goal. This is basically a calculation of value and effort in accordance with the economic theory of rational choice. A new joint research project of MIT and Harvard shows that this result can be referred to babies as young as 10 months old. Josh… Continue reading

Cultural differences affect Cognitive Skills, according to new research

eLearningworld News A new study led by the University of Cambridge that was published in the journal Psychological Science shows important differences in cognitive skills among young people, while these differences are not recognized among their parents. The research targeted totally 1428 children and their parents in United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Everybody completed the same four tasks that measured executive function skills related to inhibition, working memory, task switching, and planning. For instance when… Continue reading

Storytelling for Business Part 3: A brand’s memory and future story

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Rudyard Kipling wrote.  In this light digital technology gives great prospects to engage in short video-clips, podcasts, articles, other interactive content, social media and games. One excellent example of an inspiring storytelling-campaign is NIKE’s Make it count-campaign . However, like the author Nicholas Denmore writes “Things worth telling – take time”, a brand’s story can with these wise words in mind also… Continue reading

Latest News: Preparing students for the future with entrepreneurship education

eLearningworld News from Luxembourg The Luxembourg Minister of Education, Claude Meisch, and Secretary of State of Economy, Francine Closener, presented November 7, 2016 the project “Promoting entrepreneurship in secondary education “. The core of the project is to encourage the development of entrepreneurial schools that not only focus on theories of the relationship with the economic and social world around them, but also help students develop transferable entrepreneurial skills in practice. Minister Claude Meisch explains:… Continue reading

Latest News: Artificial Intelligence bringing a renaissance to Sales

eLearningworld News from US Research of 168 large companies’ sales-methods by Accenture Institute for High Performance shows that 76% are targeting higher sales growth with machine learning. In the meaning that AI software is continually learning from big data and serves the human sales force in real time with improved business intelligence to increase sales and improve marketing. The authors of the report, H. James Wilson, Narendra Mulani and Allan Alter, identify three dimensions where… Continue reading

Getting Design Thinking into the Core of the Organisation and Learning

eLearningworld Weekly Review “The greatest scientists are artists as well.” Albert Einstein said, and in addition many great artists are also scientists, like Leonardo Da Vinci. In exploring a new project, scientific or artistic, both side of the brain is required, logical thinking and artistic creativity is not opposites, but prerequisites to design and manage the project you are working with, in order to get an excellent outcome. However, in comparison to industrial society’s systemic… Continue reading

Latest News: Toolkit for Leadership in times of change, London Business School

eLearningworld News from UK Richard Jolly is Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. In his research on the challenges of leading in times of change he has developed a toolkit of what skills is required. He identify ten keys to management that is vital for success. This includes to focus your time on key priorities, use your emotional intelligence by trusting your instincts, build a great team and show that you care… Continue reading

Latest News: Good leaders have high Emotional Intelligence, but how do you find them?

eLearningworld News from US Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, introducing in Harvard Business Review a method to hire people with high emotional intelligence. Forget personality tests they only measure exactly what they say they do, namely personality. Self-reporting tests will neither tell you anything about emotional intelligence. Annie McKee’s solution instead is to get references and actually talk to them and also interview the job-seeker from the prerequisites of emotional… Continue reading

Latest News: Engaging Lifelong Learning – How to make it more integrated

eLearningworld News from US The society that is developing after the industrial society often has been described as the knowledge society. Since the engines in this society are the individual’s knowledge and skills. This furthermore means that lifelong learning never has been as important as it is today. In addition technological development makes education take new shapes with new methods. Gretchen Rubin is analysing this development in her new book “On managing yourself” and how… Continue reading