• About Shani Efford-Eliraz

    Shani is an Organisational Development consultant that specialises in the human element: Learning and Development, Learning Technologies, Career and Talent Management and outplacement solutions. She an extensive background in L&D, coaching, training and Learning Technologies. With varied experience from instructional design to career coaching, Shani has worked throughout her career with a variety of businesses, including Cereal Partners, Young’s Brewery, Cisco, HSBC, Willis Insurance, Emerson Engineering, ACI Worldwide and CMC Markets. Shani has a unique combination of experience, which includes designing L&D solutions, training and coaching along with experience in learning technologies solutions, data solutions and design. In addition to those, Shani has hands on experience in business management and can link learning and technology directly to business performance, outputs, needs and objectives.


    In the name of research

    by  • July 7, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Understand organizational research better – go on your own noble quest for knowledge.

      The field of management research appears to be suffering. You know things get interesting when there is research about how research is conducted in a particular field. Note that my use of the word “interesting” is not euphemistic. It is interesting because it research the research is popping the bonnet of this sports...

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    Practice makes…?

    by  • July 2, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Practice makes…? Spoiler alert – this is a trick question about small change.

      I have the most amazing conversations with my osteopath. He heals bones and muscle in the OD way, and that’s really good fun. During our last session he showed me some exercises which aim is to improve stability. The point of those is to improve the way your muscle works, rather than bulking...

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    The trust gap

    by  • June 22, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    What happens when consultants and clients don’t trust each other; and getting over the trust gap.

    My heart was broken a few weeks ago by a young redhead. This may sound like an inappropriate disclosure for a blog post, but the young woman in question is a colleague I had the pleasure to work with on a project. I was brought in to work on this project for a very...

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    Rise of the LMS

    by  • June 14, 2015 • Learning Technologies • 0 Comments

    Your LMS is likely to be an ugly duckling. Here are some tips to nurture it to the magnificent swan it ought to be.

      The Learning Management System is quite possibly the most underestimated HR system in pretty much every organisaiton. Yes, this is a broad-brush statement that may offend some of you, but the vast majority of you, kind readers, don’t see the importance of your LMS in comparison to, say, your comp and ben database....

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    In defence of boredom

    by  • June 8, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Why being bored is a good thing and a challenge to practice being bored – for creativity, good leadership and general wellbeing.

    Remember when we were kids, and the summer holidays, those six (or eight) weeks seemed to drag on and on *forever*? If you can’t remember, think about when your kids were, say, five or six years old and over a summer (or winter) holiday they would come up to you and whinge, in their...

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    Crown the Learner

    by  • June 1, 2015 • OD and L&D • 0 Comments

    Content is king, context is kingdom. But sometimes to make more of learning experiences, the two need to be balanced and the learner needs a crown of their own.

      Over the past few months I’ve been delivering a lot of training: systems training, technical training, behavioural stuff, customer interactions, resilience, leadership and complexity. These past few months have really crystallised the difference is between training and learning for me. They differ in the balance between content, context and learner. Hang on to your...

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