Modern workplace learning: Building focus, performance and wellbeing

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Nancy Goebel took over as CEO at the start of 2023. Previously, Nancy was DWG's Managing Director, Member Services, with responsibility for global expansion. Nancy has hosted the Digital Workplace Impact podcast since 2021.


Alex Young is an NHS trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, and founder of Virti. Passionate about improving human performance, he founded Virti to develop immersive training tools to improve human performance in organizations around the globe. Virti was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2021.

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“I think what we're going to be seeing over the next 3, 4, 5, 10 years is really a fight for people's attention – whether it's attention against things like Netflix or TikTok or whatever is the next social media thing that comes out – and getting them to focus and not be distracted at work. Firstly to allow them to be productive, but then also to find some time for training is going to be the big challenge.”

- Dr Alex Young, former trauma and orthopaedic surgeon; founder and CEO of Virti

Can immersive learning help to upgrade human performance? In this latest episode of Digital Workplace Impact, Nancy Goebel talks with Dr Alex Young, founder and CEO of Virti, and uncovers crisp advice on engaging a digital workforce.

A former trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Alex built and sold his first company whilst at medical school. He scaled an award-winning medical education company while still training in the UK National Health Service. Virti, an employee training platform for the modern workforce, is Alex’s most ambitious venture to date.

In this discussion, Alex shares his energy, drive and insights as someone whose entrepreneurial mindset is grounded in a mix of science and innovation. As many digital workplace teams shift from the war-room mentality of the pandemic to the future of work, Alex and Nancy predict the next mega trends and opportunities.

Can gamification and artificial intelligence help employees to fast-track their soft skills for today’s digital workplace? What can actively encourage innovation within an organizational culture? And how can we really seize precious moments to engage increasingly busy people?

The openings for intrapreneurship and innovation abound, so listen now and hear more on creating habits for optimal focus, performance and wellbeing.

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