eLearning in Training and Development: Out of the X-Box, Into the Office

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Boredom is a killer. It’s a serial killer. Boredom’s gang includes other criminal elements such as Apathy, Cynicism, and Resignation. Victims include Enthusiasm, Innovation, and Creativity. And one of the greatest casualties is Leadership. Boredom afflicts many training and development programs today. Mostly, we’re either too nice (or too scared) to speak up. And typically, that which goes unspoken, goes unnoticed and unchanged.

So we invite you to ask yourself a potentially uncomfortable question:
When it comes to training and developing your leaders, are your learners engaged and interested? Or are they bored?

It’s become commonplace, almost clichéd to say, “think outside the box.” So what do we do? We say, “‘think outside the box,” then we do a different version of exactly the same thing that we’ve been doing. And when nothing really changes, we wonder why. Could the uncomfortable truth be that we’re really not doing anything new? To “think outside the box” we first have to define the box that we find ourselves stuck in.

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