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Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. So it’s plausible that you’d want to change, and if you do, you’d like to know how it’s going. Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning! Culture change is a journey, not an event, after all ;). social strategy

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Peformance Improvement

All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. We have become accustomed to blaming the culture of an organization for the failure of any initiative, and more so when the change calls for redefining and re-imagining how people work and interact. The crux of the problem lies in our inability to see how the culture of organizations stem from and is shaped by the very discourse of management that we have collectively subscribed to ever since the Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing era.

Organization Culture Change

The Peformance Improvement

In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?” Culture is how an organization does its work.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. must change to deliver what they need. Matt Johnson Global Managing Director Kineo 5Learning Insights 2017 Learning Insights 2017 6 Introduction Some things will never change. But some things do change – and have. managing a large-scale change program. So the game has changed.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

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Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. Without this trust employees will not risk the change that comes with applying something new and with aspiring for advancement in the organization. In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know. These are eight leader habits of a learning culture.

Learning to Change Culture

The Peformance Improvement

The culture-change bandwagon appears to be off and running at a fast pace. My fear is that in the rush to change they will overlook the hard work of preparing and supporting employees through the transition. This change has come about because CEO Pierre Nanterme believes that employees need timely, day-to-day feedback in order to improve performance.

Imagine a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

Imagine a company that, in the face of unprecedented change, is continually learning how to learn fast: managing tremendous amounts of information; creating new products and processes in response to global competition; using new apps to be more efficient and effective; and being responsive to learning preferences of a multi-generational and diverse workforce.

The Cultural Revolution

CLO Magazine

I believe the L&D function has a fiduciary obligation to the organization’s culture, its purpose and overarching future. The L&D profession has to become an instigator, a leader and a catalyst for culture change. The organization is in need of a culture change leader. Change is hard. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Strategy cultureRobert A.

The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. Now we’re seeing the evidence that the change has arrived. With different perspectives, they both overlap in discussing the importance of culture. The first point for leaders is to use data and focus on culture.

Hiring for a Learning Culture

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One of the keys to creating and sustaining a learning culture is hiring people who are continuous learners and who help others learn continuously. Edgar Wilson, in a post on e.Mile , writes that a “healthy” learning culture has four features: . Appreciation – recognizing and rewarding the effort of others to learn and grow; not waiting for a major change. .

Organization Culture Change: Where There's a Will, There's a Way

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Contrary to popular belief, organization culture can be changed, if only leaders put their minds to it. Some executives try to sidestep culture by arguing that the culture in their organizations can’t be changed. Culture is difficult to change but not impossible. Some executives try to sidestep culture by arguing that strategy is more important.

6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

According to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Chief learning officers often find themselves in the challenging role of educating other leaders in their organization about the culture of learning. Your starting point is to gain a deep understanding of culture in your organization. How can you embed and transmit a learning culture in your organization?

Culture Change Can Stick

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Lasting culture change is possible in organizations that have lost their way if they focus on current successes and start small. Katzenbach, Ilona Steffen, and Caroline Kronley titled, Cultural Change That Sticks: Start With What’s Already Working. All of us do best when we feel like we have a say in our own change. And don’t try to change everything at once.

The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture

Learning Rebels

“The millennial generation requires belonging to an organization where a strong learning culture is present.” What I can’t agree with, is that having a culture of learning within an organization is because of a “new generational requirement.” To this point, I take issue with the term of “building” a learning culture. ” .

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Peformance Improvement

If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. In January 2016 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine , Kate Iverson quotes Dearborn: Justifying and inciting change in an engineering organization like SAP requires hard metrics. You must be able acquire new knowledge and skills in anticipation of these changes and as they take place.

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

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The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce. To try to change a culture in a company that size is a daunting task.”. Lohr writes: …the IBM initiative stands out.

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Training Culture vs Learning Culture – A Mind Shift

Nick Leffler

Changing our thought process from learner to something else is an important change to also drive the change from Learning & Development to Training & Development (or something else?). Lastly, I’ve thought a lot about the difference between a training culture and a learning culture. Other benefits from a name change are that learning may be less seen as being owned by one department. The goal of many (should be all) organization is to have a learning culture where employees seek learning and improving themselves on their own.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a subtle yet powerful distinction that occurred to me as I absorbed the core reading for Week 1 of The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course; namely Daniel Chandler’s Technological or Media Determinism. Chandler explains that “hard” technological determinism holds technology as the driver of change in society. People do.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s a subtle yet powerful distinction that occurred to me as I absorbed the core reading for Week 1 of The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course; namely Daniel Chandler’s Technological or Media Determinism. Chandler explains that “hard” technological determinism holds technology as the driver of change in society. People do.

Could Your Culture Benefit from Co-Creation?

CLO Magazine

Co-creating organizational culture can reinvigorate organizations by fully engaging employees, improving performance and increasing productivity. Healthy organizational culture often has clear guiding principles or values, which help employees thrive in today’s ever-changing world. Every individual feels and interprets what organizational culture means differently.

Colleges Need a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

Higher Education institutions have resisted change, and for good reason. Some exceptions exist but these institutions have only tinkered around the edges change: shortening or lengthening academic terms; eliminating grades and tests; creating interdisciplinary programs; giving credit for life experience; or adding online courses and degrees.

10 Steps For Growing Your Learning Culture

ej4 eLearning

Learning cultures don’t just appear out of nowhere; they take time to cultivate. The habits of your employees have to be changed at the same time you are changing the attitudes of your managers and the policies of your company or unit. Such wholesale change does pay off , however. According to a study by Bersin & Associates, companies with high-impact learning cultures tend to significantly outperform their peers in many ways: They are 32 percent more likely to be first to market with an innovative product or service. Learning Cultures

Culture Change is More Than Skin Deep

The Peformance Improvement

The new Pope appears to have made culture change top on his list of priorities. These are signs that Pope Francis is taking steps to change a historically secretive institution; one that has recently suffered from leaked internal documents that imply palace intrigue. Bob Flexon , Dynergy CEO since July 2011, has instituted many new policies to change the culture of this $1.3

Top 10 Questions to Evaluate a Learning Culture

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In a discussion started by Camilla Keen on LinkedIn, she asks, “In order to find out and evaluate if a company has an effective learning culture, what would be your top ten questions?” These are my top ten but not my only questions for a company that wants to evaluate its learning culture. Evaluation Leadership Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning

Situated Learning: Essential for a Learning Culture

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The understanding, both of the world and of the tool, continually changes as a result of their interaction. Because tools and the way they are used reflect the particular accumulated insights of communities, it is not possible to use a tool appropriately without understanding the community or culture in which it is used. The next day I had no hot water.

Remix culture and education

Learning with e's

Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. In popular culture, folk songs and stories, often with no traceable origin, have been sung or told, and then retold across the generations. Students can also be encouraged to think more critically about the origin and provenance of content, and how it can be so easily subject to change.

Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success (Part One)

The Peformance Improvement

In a two-part article I wrote for BusinessThinker.com titled, Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success , I start by posing some questions that I think people need to ask themselves about their organizations to determine if they need a stronger learning culture: Do you want employees to care about their work and their customers and go the extra mile?

Developing an Organization-wide Culture of Learning – Some Tactics

G-Cube

The benefits of a strong learning culture are many. Even with the best learning infrastructure, innovative learning design and engaging content, if there is a marked lack of enthusiasm then the problem might lie in the culture of your organization. A report by Bersin reiterates that we live in a world of change and organizations must prepare for continuous innovation.

Culture Before Strategy

Clark Quinn

In an insightful article, Ken Majer (full disclosure, a boss of mine many years ago) has written about the need to have the right culture before executing strategy. And this strikes me as a valuable contribution to thinking about effective change in the transformation of L&D in the Revolution. I have argued that you can get some benefits from the Revolution without having an optimized culture, but you’re not going to tap into the full potential. What Ken is talking about here is ensuring you have values and culture in alignment with the vision and mission.

How to Create a Learning Culture in Start-Ups and Small Businesses

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How We Built a Workplace People Love , explains what small companies and departments in large organizations can do to create a learning culture. Their culture would not change until they dismantled this reward system. Collaboration will not occur in this culture. They changed their culture. Recruiting, interviewing and hiring practices must change as well.

Maker culture

Learning with e's

One that caught my eye is focused on the culture of user generated content - otherwise referred to as the creator society. Here''s what Horizon says about this culture: "The shift continues towards becoming a creator society. Horizon stresses that this is a mid-range trend that may take between 3 to 5 years to establish any significant changes in higher education.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. The authors believe that a culture change is required. They say that businesses should shift from a culture based on participation in learning activities to a culture based on results from learning activities. I agree with the need for these components but I think change to a productive learning culture requires much more.

KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

As a proponent of a learning culture in organizations, I’m always on the lookout for methods and products that contribute to creating and sustaining that kind of culture. KnowledgeStar™ changes the way people approach and use machinery. I was deeply upset and determined to change the situation. A new product that is designed to do this is KnowledgeStar ™.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

We have worn down the hopeful and motivated learners in our organizations, but we can change this perception. Stop fearing change. . Yet, our training methods haven’t changed. Regardless of learning modality – be it classroom, webinar, or virtual – the core design hasn’t changed since the industrial age. It is time to CHANGE IT UP.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work -- from divergently different perspectives. Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today''s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. What can L&D do to foster the necessary change? However, this requires an organizational attitudinal change.

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