FOUNDRY 45s – S02E01 – Christopher Lind


Hi, welcome to another edition of Foundry 45s, where we give you 45 seconds of insights from training leaders around the world. Today we’re very excited to have Christopher Lind from Learning Sharks and GE with us. Hey, Christopher, what is a common misconception about how L&D (Learning & Development) has evolved in 2020?

So this is a really good question. And it’s a misconception that actually people think about me a lot because I’m the digital guy or the tech guy. And that misconception is that moving forward, everything’s going digital. All we’re going to have as digital and in-person, like getting together in person is dead. And I think that is actually a misconception. I think what’s going to happen with 2020 is we have a unique opportunity to actually reimagine what is the best way to do the things that we need to do and then let’s design around that. Let’s not go from one box to the other, let’s say: “What are we trying to accomplish?” and then what’s the best way to do it and what technology is allowing us to do, is whatever we need to do the best way possible.