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Learning and performance innovation

The difference we make

We help you discover new ways to get better performance from your people. The resources and experiences we create enhance performance, change behaviour and build engagement in a way that traditional training can’t.


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  • Learning in the gig economyImagine a world where the only full-time employee in a company is the CEO. A world of empowered entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals and freelancers who compete against each other for the next exciting new endeavour. Welcome to a world of a gig economy. 09/08/2017
  • Embrace automation and release your employees' creativityThe future of learning is automation. In the latest blog PA's People and Talent expert Charlie Kneen discusses how automation is changing the ways of learning. 20/04/2017
  • What if there was a Sat Nav for behaviour in your organisation? Learning and performance expert Nick Shackleton-Jones, explains how devices in our personal lives have revolutionised our ability to get stuff done, and what this means for learning and development. 04/07/2017
  • Learning isn't working: it's time for fresh thinking on corporate education You know your organisation can achieve competitive advantage through people. So you invest in them. In the UK alone, businesses invest almost £43bn a year in employee training – much of it in running conventional 'stand and deliver' courses or developing e-learning modules. But there's plenty of evidence that those options may not be the most effective. 30/06/2017

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What we can do for you

We help you modernise your training approach with insights from cognitive science, behavioural economics, digital marketing, design thinking and social media. Our approach is all about giving your people the tools and skills they need to perform better. It’s the very opposite to traditional training, which asks them to memorise information. Think resources, not courses.

Here’s what we can help with:

  • Improve performance - we develop digital tools and content, designing them around everyday tasks. So employees have exactly the information they need, exactly when they need it, to get the job done
  • Shift mind sets - we design immersive learning experiences that recreate real workplace challenges. People get the chance to try out new skills and behaviours in a ‘safe to fail’ environment – with impressive results
  • Change habits - we create digital apps to help people track their own behaviour, build self-awareness and reinforce new habits
  • Incentivise learning - we encourage employees to develop their knowledge and skills by building elements of gaming into learning systems. We build social learning environments so employees can share knowledge across the organisation and support each other with mentoring and advice.


Client stories

Client story

How we’ll work with you

We start with your people, using focus groups to find out what they think and feel – and what their challenges and practical tasks are. Then we design resources and experiences that fit in with their everyday work and help them perform better.

We like to move fast and fix things. We design a basic product that we can try out quickly and then keep improving it, involving stakeholders and learners at every stage.


Find out more about our work in people and talent.

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