Thread regarding Pearson PLC layoffs

Very little product innovation

I’m trying to figure out the reason behind this becoming an almost entirely non-innovative company. Very bad for the company in my opinion but what could be the reason? There is probably more than one reason, but one of the biggest is that there are very few talented employees with good ideas still left here.

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"I thought Revel was the answer to everything?"

Faculty seem not to mind Revel so much, but students HATE that program with a passion that equals their hate for MTap and Connect. These cumbersome "homework systems" tend to be very easy to unseat these days.

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I thought Revel was the answer to everything? Didn't Pearson buy eCollege so they could measure learning efficacy and all that BS?

No one is willing or is able to take risks to create and stick with new products. That is a guaranteed way to get fired. And new products should look nothing like the legacy text products, which they all do. They are horrible to use and actually less effective as a learning model than an old-school textbook.

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Not listening to customers & employees. Hiring or quickly promoting people into high level positions who do not know and do not care about learning. It sounds simplistic but the opportunity is there if you look. Yes, many opportunities were missed but putting egos aside, ending the know it all attitudes and actually considering what is being asked for would go a long way. Open your listening ears. It won't happen because it's more important to pat yourself on the back until you leave the job in two years.

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Pearson’s business model was to get a professor to write a text and then continue selling it year after year with minor updates. That was extremely profitable. When things move to digital the digital products were created to sell more books in packages. The investments were small and not done very well. Here we are today selling essentially the same digital products 15 years later. Pearson hasn’t had the desire to create good products because they have been milking their old products while our competitors have been slowly taking business away from us. It’s crazy to look at how much business we have lost in the last 10 years. Management hasn’t been listening to our customers and employees for a long time. There are many reason why Pearson is failing but product innovation is at the top of the list.

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Or maybe the employees with ideas are tired of being trampled on by mgmt and stopped sharing them. These employees no longer have passion for Pearson and the lack of direction. They are looking for another company. We have a serious lack of leadership and AB has no clue and in POLS, KB is condescending.

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