Member Since: 26th Jul 2011
Long before Paul became sought after as an expert in the area of informal learning and workplace performance support, he grew up on a farm in New Zealand. His practical approach typifies the well-known Kiwi can-do attitude and focus on solutions that actually work. Leaving the farm behind, he travelled the world and gained valuable experience working in many industries and in many countries.
After working in a number of corporate organisations and setting up People Alchemy in 1999, Paul decided to distil some of his knowledge into his first book. In 2013, he wrote Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times. The aim of the book is to help learning and development professionals manage the critical shift in the way organisations need to cater for the learning needs of their employees.
Following the success of the first book, in 2014 he penned Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle which explores the root causes of peoples’ poor performance and how to seize the opportunity of the changing nature of L&D.
Managing Director People Alchemy Ltd
29th Nov 2019
Informal learning is a big thing now in learning and development. The 70:20:10 model, and others, tells us that informal learning is vastly...Training
4th Jul 2019
An unhelpful myth that high-performing organisations are simply made up of talented individuals is preventing L&D from better...Talent
17th Oct 2018
Why is it so hard to form good habits and behaviours? L&D expert Paul Matthews provides some insight in the excerpt below from his...Talent