Check out the links and articles below to find out more about what we’re thinking and what we’ve been doing.
Can a catchy tune help you learn?
Why is it that you can still remember the lyrics to pop songs years later, even when more important information seems to melt out of our brains? And is there a way we can harness catchy tunes to aid learning? Acteon consultant Elspeth Darriba thumbs through her record collection to find out more......
The impact of organisational culture on learning outcomes
How does the culture of an organisation affect the learning of its employees? Acteon consultant Romy Craig explores why a learning culture depends on helping people to understand how they contribute, and to feel supported and valued.
Expect the unexpected
Unusual events are far more likely to be remembered. Surprises cut through the everyday. So how could we use 'the unexpected' to make messages stick? Rebecca Trigg considers the power of surprise.
Emotional wellbeing is essential for happy, healthy working - especially during this period of anxiety, stress and change. We have created video and audio resources to support wellbeing which can be downloaded free and shared on your own website, intranet or learning management system.
Lessons on wellbeing we've learned from the care sector
Restrictions on our lives and our choices have become the new norm. How do we accept these changes while looking after our own wellbeing, and caring for others too? Acteon consultant Sophie Harnett reflects on what we can learn from the care sector…
Our favourite books, and what they tell us about communication
With more of us reading books during the lockdown, Acteon’s Sarah Wightman ponders what our favourite books reveal about good communication and learning, and asks the team for their reading recommendations (getting some intriguing replies)…
Wash your hands - behaviour change on a national scale
What does it take to prompt behaviour change on a massive scale? The campaign to encourage good handwashing across the whole population during the Coronavirus outbreak provides a fascinating case study. Romy Craig considers what it reveals...
Nudging workplace equality
There are little things that we can all do to prompt behavioural change. But can we influence a complex issue like gender inequality through small everyday actions? With International Women’s Day this Sunday, Acteon consultant Rebecca Trigg draws on her experience of nudge techniques to share ideas for creating more inclusive and balanced workplaces for everyone.
Depart the ordinary: Acteon whisks you away at Learning Technologies 2020
Using virtual reality, we'll be helping visitors at Europe's biggest workplace learning event to explore and visualise their dream destinations for learning.