10 Principles of Organizational Learning DNA
The Peformance Improvement
AUGUST 25, 2016
How do we know if an organization has the “DNA” that predisposes it to organizational learning? Gary Neilson and Jaime Estupinan have been studying and writing about "organizational DNA" for the past 10 years. Using this DNA metaphor, here are 10 principles that determine whether an organization has a strong or weak environment for learning: Leaders support learning.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business.
Demystifying Working Out Loud
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. I am a huge believer of the practice because I have experienced the effect first hand. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. have been writing about working out loud as a practice for some time now.
7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset
APRIL 19, 2016
Individuals and organizations operating from a scarcity mindset typified by hoarding of knowledge, grasping of power, and a perception of the world as a zero-sum game cannot function optimally in a digital world. This in turn makes it difficult for them to be learning agile or to adjust to a rapidly changing and ambiguous world. And in ways we haven’t even begun to envisage.
The Six Hats Of A Community Manager
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time.
Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning. And woe betide the manager who has too many high-performers and collaborators in his/her team. ” 3.
Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World
JANUARY 28, 2015
I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Networks have a profound impact on how we learn.
Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace
MAY 11, 2015
I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. They are good mistakes.
Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World
APRIL 20, 2015
recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.” No longer is knowledge and information tied to workplace hierarchy. Googling.
Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change
DECEMBER 13, 2015
The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. 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. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down. ” ~ Steve Denning. Our words define our worldview. not just doing. ”.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?
L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace
JULY 13, 2015
The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. For them, work becomes learning.
Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”
JULY 29, 2015
The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge. But how?
Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development
AUGUST 6, 2015
Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists.
Knowledge Management vs. Knowledge Creation
The Peformance Improvement
AUGUST 4, 2010
John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison , all with Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, argue that passive repositories of organizational information (i.e., Knowledge Management) have failed to advance learning. They write: The best KM systems succeeded at capturing and institutionalizing the knowledge of the firm. The folks with the knowledge were often reluctant to put what they knew into the database. The folks seeking the knowledge often had trouble finding what they needed. Is KM dead?
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
These tools are free, easy to use and accessible to all as long as we have a device (smartphone, tablet, computer) and an Internet connection. A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. When is it most useful to use Twitter?
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes. Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.
The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning
MAY 4, 2015
One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. How do we know everyone has learned?
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities
JUNE 15, 2015
This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. ” is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. It is time to accept that talent management is a critical business need and a business process; it is not an HR/L&D process. Rebuilding Management Skills and PM. “ (Ref: [link] ).
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015.
“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Open to learning and collaboration: “Collaboration” seems to be the mantra of the era.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC
JUNE 8, 2015
This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ). It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”
Organizational Learning Infrastructure
DECEMBER 5, 2008
However, then the easy, and uninteresting answer, is to fall into talking about elearning, performance support, mobile, portals, knowledge management, all that stuff that makes people’s eyes glaze over if they haven’t seen the light. What I realized today was that what I’m really about is improving organizational learning infrastructure. It’s Not About The Technology, as Jay says, though that’s a component of it. It’s about culture, policies, processes, procedures, tools, templates, incentives, and more. Are you improving
SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS
AUGUST 19, 2015
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APRIL 8, 2009
Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Michael Hanley analyzing 5 factors that are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning. Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0 are discussed in the first part whereas Knowledge centers and Learning simulations in the second part of his blog posting. Learn more about Dawn here.
The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! Many of the successful organizations that we see around us today attribute their success to employees who are empowered to learn and innovate at great speeds. In this context, the 70:20:10 model or framework for learning and development is a strategy that looks promising as well as enticing.
My History of Live Blogged Notes
JANUARY 27, 2015
That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended. Storytelling and Scenario-Based Learning. Tips for Storytelling in Learning.
AUGUST 27, 2014
Some of the most important learning for me happens after I hit the publish button when friends and colleagues around the world comment, share, tweet to me, or write via email or Facebook. Making oneself “vulnerable” by publishing publicly, whether it’s writing, video, art, or however you express your thoughts, is a great learning opportunity. Thanks for reading.
What a Difference a Year Makes
MAY 3, 2014
Last year I was primarily focused on integrating informal and social activities into organizational learning programs. Now I was responsible for them, and there was no way to change them all overnight without falling short on the corporate expectation that a large subset of this critical knowledge be transferred to other employees in some formal manner each and every year.
Working out Loud and Serendipity
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
All of this made me think I should write a post on working out loud and its place in workplace learning. As is my wont, I tend to look at everything mostly through my L&D lens, especially when it comes to learning and sharing at the workplace. In my mind, working out loud can be one of the means to strengthen organizational learning. at this time.
The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning
MAY 16, 2016
Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Leveraging social learning with the eLearning content is the new norm of eLearning courses. Why Social Learning?
Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning
MARCH 23, 2014
In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of ‘perennial learning’ in the workplace. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge behavior’.