Interview with Prof. Dr Fritz Breithaupt, Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University Bloomington (USA) & St. Gallen (Switzerland)
Prof. Dr Fritz Breithaupt, Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University Bloomington (USA), recently published a provocative thesis in the newspaper “DIE ZEIT”: individually tailored computer programs are being developed to become personal teachers – and this will be a reality in the near future. In twenty years from now at the latest, conventional teaching will be replaced by conversations with a virtual teacher. He didn’t have to wait long for the protests. Learning experts such as Prof. Ralf Lankau from Offenburg University warned of manipulative systems and the raising of individuals with social deficits and autistic tendencies. An article in the newspaper FAZ forecast the immediate end of data protection and incapacitation as an educational goal: such offers cultivate “learning hamsters” who are lacking in nothing but the happiness gained by knowledge and insight. Prof. Breithaupt will be explaining the “Talking Method” at the exhibition Zukunft Personal in October. We spoke to him personally about the advantages and disadvantages of such “further training bots”.
Photo: HRMExpo 2015 – New To HR Collaboration
In the run-up of the HRM Expo and on-site at the exhibition New To HR was able to speak to a number of (keynote) speakers on their topic area – amongst others to Chris Roebuck, Heiko Fischer and Peter Palme. We produced various videos showing amazing conversations all highlighting that the performance dynamic of your workplace is more important than ever before in today’s global office. For a people engine to run smoothly, all the parts must work together, and one must remember to influence and encourage the workforce for high performance in order to drive innovation in your organisation. >>MORE>>
Researching and writing about the changing world of work and the future of the labour market, one tends to forget about the past. Now here is a great reminder about mastery and craftsmanship via the painter, Vincent Van Gogh.
Vincent van Gogh worked as an artist only for a decade. In those 10 years he managed to produce 840+ paintings and 1000+ sketches having almost no formal training as artist at all. How did he manage to be so productive and at the same time reach an extraordinary level of mastery? We are lucky that Van Gogh also wrote a lot of letters of which 900+ are still available today. These letters shed a light on his way of working and show how Van Gogh approached his work, the struggles he faced and how he managed to overcome them. Ger Driesen did in depth research on these letters to come up with 7 principles that Van Gogh used to develop his ‘art of work’. These 7 principles are still very useful and applicable today.
– a podcast with learning and development expert, Ger Driesen
Foto: Jorge Quinteros/flickr.com.
Welcome to our new Zukunft Personal/HRM Expo blog!
The HR community meets in Cologne once a year for an intensive exchange of ideas at Europe’s leading HR exhibition. With well over 200 programme points, the exhibition covers the full spectrum of human resources work: from recruiting and human resource services to continuing vocational training, leadership and employment law to HR software and the future of the workplace. We believe that this programme is so packed full of interesting topics and exciting, inspirational ideas on all aspects of human resources that it deserves to attract an audience outside the exhibition as well. >>MORE>>