This blog from a super talented ex-colleague really resonated with me.
His fundamental question is: Has the old-fashioned 'soft skills' training course, usually in some grand old residential property, died a natural death? Or are we the poorer for this lack of practice & reflection?
In today's world of always-on digital grazing, the idea of content not consumable in the course of a tube journey (and preferably via mobile) feels regressive, but perhaps it is missing the key point of training i.e. learning something new and then using it?
My challenge is this: what’s the biggest waste of money? The week-long courses of old where lessons are still remembered 30 years later, or short-term learning that can’t be remembered three months on?