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.
@hjarche master class on #pkm Personal Knowledge Management
APRIL 1, 2014
The past couple of months have pushed me deeper into the PhD universe, and that has lead me to rethink what I am doing in terms of my own knowledge management, how I am doing it, and where I can improve my actions and make my knowledge acquisition and sharing process more efficient (or simply more fun would also be more then enough!). And it is online.
Organizational Learning in the Network Era
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 29, 2014
Edwards Deming, American management visionary, understood that systemic factors account for most organizational problems, and changing these has more potential for improvement than changing any individual’s performance. Therefore the role of executives should be to manage the system, not individuals. First of all, learning is not something to get. Learning is everywhere.
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?
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.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.
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.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider
MAY 24, 2015
Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now.
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
The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning
JANUARY 10, 2016
What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?
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.,
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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] ).
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.
“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 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.
Enterprise 2.0 - do the tools really matter?
The Learning Generalist
APRIL 15, 2010
A few days back I was witness to a debate where we were discussing if the choice of tools really mattered when selecting a knowledge platform. group of people felt that an organisation should make a far sighted decision decision about their knowledge platform and select one that offers features to scale, rate and manage information better. find both arguments very compelling.
elearningpost » Knowledge Management and Sharepoint
AUGUST 18, 2006
blog articles about Knowledge Management and Sharepoint There are so many discussions on these KM features in the new Sharepoint that I cant wait to see a demo or get to play with it. knowledge management Add tag Permalink | Saturday, August 19, 2006 Page 1 of 2 pages Search Follow Twitter Atom RSS 2.0 The Social Networks bit looks really interesting. Photos www. flick r.com Bookshelf (c) 2000-2006 elearningpost | 508 | XHTML | RSS feed | Powered by ExpressionEngine
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.”
It’s not about knowledge transfer
Learning and Working on the Web
APRIL 30, 2012
His research findings showed that the average life expectancy of large companies is about 30 years, but some are over 200 years old, and the key driver for their longevity is organizational learning. Individual learning in organizations is irrelevant, as work is almost never done by one person alone. Learning really spreads through social networks.
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?
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.
Organizations, work, and learning
Learning and Working on the Web
DECEMBER 23, 2014
They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. This article was published by UK-based Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine. It is an overview of personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ). Key point: Organizations have to become knowledge networks. Organizational learning in the network era.