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The Denominator of Knowing: Grovo’s Friday Roundup

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Written by Lenny DeFranco

A big Grovo shoutout to the Northern Hemisphere this week: it’s summer! Before you head outside, bask in the sunshine of training industry news with these choice selections from this week’s reading.

In case you missed it, Grovo and Capital One launched the Future Edge campaign this week at the Clinton Global Initiative summit in Denver! We built a test that you can use to assess your own digital skills, available here. Take it and gloat!

This is a fantastic TechCrunch article about the way that learning has changed in the digital age. It contains one of the more brilliant articulations of the explosion in data I’ve ever seen. It likens knowledge to a fraction: the numerator is what you know, and the denominator is what you don’t know. “Our collective denominators have expanded rapidly in the last twenty years,” writes Danny Crichton, “without a concomitant increase in our own base of knowledge.” We know how much we don’t know these days more than we ever have. Highly recommended read.

CLO magazine wonders if you can really measure creativity. Writer Kate Everson proposes the three qualities of creativity, which she calls the “Michael Bay-fecta.” I made up one half of that sentence because I’m creative.

Find out the 7 ways you can lose your company’s best talent. This article is like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in that they both feature the challenges of achieving engagement and star Matthew McConaughey.

What do millennials really want? The answer, according to this article in Fast Company, can be broadly described as “career fulfillment.” Debt relief and a functional government wouldn’t be bad either.

To all of you worrying about engagement in the workplace: chill out! According to Employee Benefits, a UK magazine, employee engagement is actually at a three-year high. There are also more people achieving a “work-life balance” and fewer saying they face “excessive pressure” at work.

Have a great weekend!

Photo credit: “Close up of The Thinker” by Brian Hillegas is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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