The Future of Organizational Learning by Laura Goodrich

Laura Goodrich, Global Workforce Innovator at GWT Next and partner of MasteryTCN, recently published an article with OD Innovator titled, “Switching Hands: The Future of Organizational Learning.”

Goodrich paints a picture of how video-based microlearning helps organizations adapt employee development programs to the demands of today’s workplace.

She starts with the following story:

A while back, I interviewed renowned guitarist Billy McLaughlin for a TV show. A solo performer, Billy used both hands to “hammer” the neck of the guitar without strumming. It was mesmerizing to see live.

But as his career progressed, two fingers on his dominant right hand began to curl and seize. It only got worse with time.

When he finally sought medical help, years later, he was told that he had focal dystonia: an incurable neuromuscular disease that causes uncontrollable muscle contractions and abnormal postures. Billy recalled the doctor frankly stating, “I believe it’s time to find another profession.”

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