"As evolved beings, we are social animals... the other important human need, after autonomy or control, is to be socially engaged."
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, The Lancet 2006
we need to feel included
Health is linked to social inclusion, which satisfies our need for recognition and status. Professor Marmot's research findings over a period of thirty years suggest that social context is crucial for health, and this applies both within organisations and in the wider societies in which we work, live and play.
we need to learn
People also need to learn. Research on motivation and high-performance work systems consistently affirms that we look for meaning and opportunities to learn through work.
From our experience of working with clients, we know just how important it is to consider the social and emotional implications of learning. We have found that people helping and supporting each other socially and emotionally is crucial for effective learning.
Social technologies are providing phenomenal opportunities for us to connect, discover, co-create and learn together.
Why not join one of our open-learn community and find out for yourself? Here you will learn how to use social technologies to experience learning together in a safe and congenial environment - then you can sign up for our we-learn experience when you feel ready.