I sat down with acclaimed author and thought leader Jay Cross at mLearnCon 2012. Jay is a pioneer in the concept of informal learning. Both Jay and I agree that this year’s mLearnCon is the year of showing great work; we are seeing some great examples of mLearning. Jay and I talk about the current trends in learning, as well as share a conversation around how happiness plays a role in learning.
“Happy people work better,” Jay told me in this conversation. He said they sell more and are three times as creative as the average worker.
“You’d think everybody would want happy workers, but no, no, no. We’re still sort of in this industrial-age paradigm. ‘Let’s see how much we can squeeze out of them and let’s add to their plate,'” he mocked. “We’re missing the big payoff of having happy workers.”
I think Jay is onto something here, and I think organizations should consider this low-hanging fruit in workplace performance. Happy employees make better performers: now, there’s a concept.
Jay will be joining us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss informal learning and mobile devices. The Mobile Learning Conversations webinar will take place Friday, July 13. Register now>>
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