On September 24 2009 Muammar Gaddafi addressed the United Nations General for 96 minutes
He rambled on, waving his arms and thrusting pieces of paper in the general direction of an audience too polite to leave despite being bored and mortified. This was a moment of self-indulgence, a disrespect of the minds and dignity of the audience and a simple abuse of the podium. Shocking? Sure. A relic of the past? Maybe not. Think back to your last corporate training or strategy presentation. Was it really that different from that hour and a half at the UN on the 24th of September 2009? Think back to your session. Were you respected and included as an active participant? Did you have to think, engage and come to your own conclusions? Were you truly there to help shape the moment, the learning, the end of the journey? Was the room set up for conversation or for monologue? Were you really there to participate, or were you just there to fill the seats and get some guy in a suit the satisfaction of having “spoken to the people”?
Has the time not come to buy training differently? Instead of looking purely at price, at topic or at formal requirements to the exclusion of all else, has the time not come to ask “what is your methodology?”
KnowHouse is one of a growing breed of learning experience providers who offer exclusively interactive, simulation based learning programmes where people have the experience of discovering for themselves what they need to do next. We believe that the real opportunity in any business from a learning perspective is to get talented employees to fall in love with learning again.
A company where people love learning, will always out manoeuvre, out-innovate and out-perform a company where people have given up on being respected in learning & strategy spaces.