I’m so glad we get to collaborate with you Will! 2020 is gonna be awesome.
Last year right now I got clobbered with a few ideas. One is the idea of essentialism. Basically reconsidering what is really important, essential, and focusing on that.
The second, and very related, was an eye opening introduction to some killer instructional design material called Understanding by Design.
As it turns out, what’s essential to my work is really effective, well tested, amazing instructional design.
I’d been looking at everything as a developer building software, and it turns out my job has changed!
So we made some tough changes and refocused egghead the business starting with removing a ton of features/code from our systems, killing automation, and getting back to the fundamentals of what our clients (instructors and learners) need and expect from us.
It was hard. Is hard! It’s still in progress, but so far the results have been very positive.