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Feb 23, 2021

Covid-19 has changed the world of work, but how has this affected our approach to learning and development? Until now, reporting has been largely anecdotal. So, this week, we're digging into the data.

Ross G and Owen are joined by fan favourite Sukh Pabial of Challenging Frontiers, who shares insights from a study he carried out from November 2020 to January 2021.

We discuss:

  • the methodology and limitations of Sukh's study (because we caveat everything on this podcast)
  • how Covid has affected L&D budgets
  • some surprising stats around L&D's adoption of tech and digital.

Show notes

A summary of the research is available on LinkedIn as an infographic:

For more from Sukh, visit: 

If you'd like to continue the discussion, why not have your say by joining us on Clubhouse this Thursday (25 February) at 3pm GMT? You can find the details here:

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We referenced a few previous episodes in this podcast. Check out:

In 'What I Learned This Week', Owen discussed the power of simple tools like SWOT analysis. You can find a template from Mind Tools here:

Sukh recommended Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, whose website is at:

And what if, after Ross talked about Alien 3 for what felt like 15 minutes, you still want to listen to the radio drama? Well, you can find it on Audible at: 

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