Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?
Performance Learning Productivity
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers. Could you change when change really mattered? He goes on to say that even if you think you’d change, it’s unlikely to happen. In fact learning is behaviour change above all else.
Why This? Why Now? “Working Out Loud”
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
” Share what you are working on the company blog and department newsletter. Change Personal Learning Network Social Learning Tools Status Quo Tips Activate Learning Solutions Group Share Helen Blunden Jane Bozarth John Stepper Peer Review Simon Terry Work Out Loud Work Out Loud WeekAt the end of this post, look for a fab WOL support tool! ” Why? The challenge.
From Drudge to Dream: How to Change Your Job Into a Passion
JANUARY 21, 2016
If your company doesn’t have a mentoring program, set one up. It’s a great project to sink your teeth into, and it benefits the company as a whole. If you want to be a better writer, for instance, contribute to the company blog. Do you want to run your own company eventually? Switch to learning mode to love your job again. The answer: start learning something new.
Why companies should consider the gamification of work
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Many companies have to deal with high employee turnover rates — and the costs that come along. The problem is that people job-hop now more than companies were used to a few years ago. With the right training, employees know they can change not only jobs, but industries as well. Keeping these ideas in mind, what can companies do to fight low employee retention rates?
What did 100 blog posts bring me?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 7, 2012
When I started my blog in December 2009 I was curious what it would be like to blog and I wanted to improve my English (I’m still working on that). The biggest change is that there are now people who read my posts and who respond to it. My blog now has an average of almost a 100 views per day. The fact that you have an audience makes a big difference, it turns your blog from a diary into a publication and most important: you get feedback. I use my blog to try out ideas. In 2011 I was asked to contribute to the ASTD’s blog Learning Circuit.
User-Generated Content is Going to Set Your Digital Learning Apart
DECEMBER 7, 2016
It can take the form of product reviews, blogs, forum posts, job aids, product and company wikis, and even case studies. The message doesn’t change; the messenger does. Start small: Invite a handful of employees to contribute to a company blog or encourage them to be active on an organizational forum. Imagine that you’re spending a leisurely day shopping at the mall. You’re happily examining a pair of shoes when suddenly, another shopper rushes up to you. You’re sold and buy the pair for yourself. Are you as quick to buy? Probably not.
Emerging Technologies for Online Learning 2015 Presenter Profile – Dr. Ulanda Forbess
APRIL 20, 2015
What if we incorporate technologies that challenge and change our current methods of teaching and learning? Bottom line – we won’t know if we don’t take the risk and make the change. I teach a technical writing course, and have changed the curriculum to include writing for social media. That event was the catalyst I needed to change some of the assignments I teach.
What Businesses Can Learn From Nonprofits
The Peformance Improvement
JULY 1, 2010
“If only not-for-profit organizations were run like for-profit companies …”, so goes the common refrain. For-profit companies have much to learn from the nonprofit sector. But after watching giant for-profit companies pull out the begging bowl, I know there are also plenty of lessons my sector can offer. From my experience, it’s the other way around. They don’t have any. Angry?
Beta Program, Email List, Acquisition - A Case Study in What Not to Do
MAY 23, 2006
A company with a very good product (the leader in its category) asked its leading users to participate in a Beta program right around the time they were acquired. The acquired company established a listserve mailing list and put all of their top users on the list.Here a few of the emails (there are about 80 in total), but you'll get the idea: Dec 8, 2005 Once the beta is ready I am sure they'll let us know first. Dec 8, 2005 - From official at company that was acquired You will receive an email once we start the beta. No point asking every day. Am I missing something?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to A Better Blog
AUGUST 2, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007 31 Days to A Better Blog I mentioned to Michele Martin that I was interested in participating in the 31 Days to a Better Blog Exercise being led by problogger Daren Rowse. Im not blogging for the money or the fame, but I am in it for the community, networking and learning opportunities. Well, when I stated my interest, Michele went nuts and added me as a participant on her blog list. If you are a new reader, why not take the leap yourself and comment on my blog? Day 2: Sit with a new user while they walk through your blog.
Analysts and Blogging
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
I write an analyst blog and contribute to a group blog for my employer, Brandon Hall Research. The blogs are on the company’s URL. I also have this blog on my own URL here. So it was interesting to read of Forrester Research’s directive to analysts using their own personally branded research blogs: take them down or re-direct them to the Forrester site. Read my analyst blog and you’ll know I am curious, innovative, and ambitious. I’ve spilled my guts on my analyst blog. I disagree with that part. Worse still.
Blog scraping at HCI? How would you have handled this?
DECEMBER 18, 2009
Anyway… I followed the link from the alert to HCI and noticed several blog posts (in their entirety) from this very blog. I fired off this via a contact form (and I’m not proud of it…questioned even putting it here): I object to you taking content directly from MY COMPANY blog and placing it on YOUR site. not scrape the entire blog post) and directs you to the authors site to comment. I hate to call them blog scrapers…but read the Wikipedia definition of blog scraping and let me know what you think. Not here. Not pretty.