Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses
JANUARY 6, 2016
Uber taps into existing resources providing people – both the suppliers and the buyers – with a platform to connect. Against this backdrop, technology is providing us with an opportunity to re-imagine and redefine workplace learning and our role as business partners, thought leaders, and change agents. Designing courses is passé! But it’s not. Learning is no exception.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
MARCH 31, 2015
These kinds of conversations will not only enable the employee to keep on track but also provide them with a tool to reflect upon and extract their learning. In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. Our work is also becoming location agnostic.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JANUARY 25, 2015
The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc.
"Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have
JULY 9, 2015
that provides a practitioners' take on the topic. While the concept of "working out loud" has been gaining popularity, thanks to the work done by thought-leaders like Jane Bozarth ( Show Your Work ), John Stepper ( Working Out Loud ), Austin Kleon ( Show Your Work ) and such, I still encounter bemused looks when I bring up this topic. Twitter : The trigger question, " What's Happening"?
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?
AUGUST 7, 2015
often refer to this sense-making model because it provides a simple yet powerful heuristic for evaluating where we stand in relation to other contexts. One of the oft-repeated reasons for the failure of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) in organizations is often attributed to a lack of "digital mindset " in the employees or leadership or both. Thanks to @nidhisand for putting it together.
Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World
JANUARY 28, 2015
In today''s context of rapid change, unexpected challenges, and complex scenarios, it is not possible for an organization to provide training for every conceivable skill that may be required in the future. While developing the skills do take some effort and persistence, the benefits are tremendous and provide the necessary motivation. Work is becoming location agnostic.
7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"
MAY 25, 2015
Organizations looking to inculcate the practice of working out loud in their employees will need to provide the support, perhaps with L&D acting as facilitators. 5. It is about providing the context to the information, the exceptions to the processes, the failed attempts and successes. community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress.
Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Bring formal learning to the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to: Let the conversations and context build around formal courses Provide users with the choice of moving back and forth across the learning continuum 2. "The nature of work is changing. People’s relationship with work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015!
Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace
JUNE 29, 2014
While people may still come together to share and learn as they often do without L&D intervention, support from L&D in this area will not only make it more efficient and bridge silos, it will also benefit the organization immensely by providing a platform for the capture of tacit knowledge residing within. Refer to Ross Dawson’s The Future of Work for a detailed overview.
Working Out Loud 101 | Some Thoughts
MAY 22, 2015
When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.” Process sharing provides deeper insight into how a task is done. It hones critical skills like reflection, pattern sensing and synthesis, provides insights into our own working process and helps us to improve it.
The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
When fully realized and supported, emergent learning provides autonomy, mastery and purpose to learners and agility, adaptability and resilience to organizations. “…changes in mindset are more important than changes in hardware or software.” Steve Denning What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. Having said that, a major percentage of organizations today are striving to put in place one or more of the above-mentioned modes and tools of learning. Shift from networks to communities.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
It can help an organization with its capability building at an individual level and provide opportunities for shared vision, systems thinking and team building at a strategic level thus providing the entire gamut from tactical learning to integrated and strategic learning. The world has gotten complicated. The skills shortage looming ahead is alarming to say the least.
Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace
APRIL 10, 2015
Organizations are fairly adept at implementing training programs, providing LMS access and checking for completion. 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. The catch is that “ social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. Where did we go wrong?”
The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World
JANUARY 15, 2015
This way, those who may not have been a part of the meeting but has relevant knowledge and inputs, can pitch in and provide valuable insights. We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life. Yet, we are still unclear as to what makes an organization agile. How does it help now?”
Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"
JUNE 12, 2015
L&D's role will be to enable these communities to form, to function effectively and provide sustained value to the members and to the organization. IMHO, here are a few things organizations can do to start with: Encourage "working out loud" - Put in place an Enterprise Social Network (ESN), provide community management support, and make openness the default behavior of senior leaders.
The 21st Century Curator
FEBRUARY 5, 2012
Whether we depend on others to provide us with curated content or wedecide to become curators in our area(s) of expertise or interest, the need forcuration as a sense making and PKM activity is undeniable. If Web 1.0 was aboutonline access and Web 2.0 is about social nets, Web 3.0 will be coring down tocontent that really matters. How we put our curation skills to use iswhat makes us unique.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.
Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
This requires enabling people to learn how to learn in the networked world , providing them with the infrastructure and then getting out of their way. This is my area of passion. recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. The central term in this definition is connections.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider
JANUARY 19, 2015
This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development. Thus, MOOCs provide a good platform for organizations to create a strong brand presence in the minds of employees – both existing and prospective.
Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The third one is the ability an organization-wide ESN platform provides to connect and share learnings with colleagues from across the globe. Organizations, i.e., the business leaders and executives are not interested in learning. Nor do they care much about collaboration. Business cares only about the outcome. How can facilitating collaboration help the organization? And it has.
Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning
AUGUST 7, 2014
That information is provided based on their requests. What is micro-learning? When and where does it work well? What characteristics define micro-learning? In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability. Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ''microlearning'' refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. Clients who earlier asked for elearning are now further specifying the type of elearning.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
With organizations thinking of MOOCs as a scalable and cheaper way of providing training and professional development opportunities to the workers, it is important to keep in mind a few considerations before launching a MOOC. The central term in this definition is connections. As Marshall McLuhan so memorably put it: "We look at the present through a rear-view mirror.
Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
Providing generic, platform related information is not too useful. When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience. This requires anyone playing the role to wear multiple hats.
What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?
JUNE 25, 2014
As a learning designer in the workplace learning and “performance” space, I encounter this query quite often —“how can we design learning/training programs for employees that are cheaper and yet more effective”—often enough to realize that corporates are desperately looking for a learning model / methodology / format that will enable new skill acquisition, just-in-time learning, and provide employees with the skills required to perform better. MOOCs have taken the world of higher ed and corporate learning by the proverbial storm. The OER movement was the trigger for the MOOCs then.
MOOCs in Performance Support
JUNE 30, 2014
The more I mull over some of the core characteristics of a MOOC ecosystem, I feel it lends itself very well to providing performance support (PS) within the workflow. MOOC ecosystem takes care of this challenge by providing learners with the ability to create, co-create, and share content. recorded webinar can be provided to those unable to participate in real time.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
Scalable Learning in the 21C Workplace
JANUARY 21, 2014
On the other hand, institutions can provide unique opportunities to scale pull platforms and build ever growing networks of long-term trust based relationships on top of these platforms. Back after a long break! With the intention to write regularly again… Wicked problems and their role in organizational learning have always fascinated me…so here are some more thoughts on the same topic. Organizations are increasingly facing wicked problems in a complex and, often, a chaotic world. wrote about this almost three years back in my post Wicked Problems, Complexity and Learning.
Myth of the "Relevant Experience"
NOVEMBER 9, 2014
The JDs defined the role, training provided the required skill sets, and then one was put to work. During my daily twitter stream reading, I came across this snippet from Stowe Boyd: "A formal hierarchy overweights experience and underweights new thinking , and in doing so perpetuates the past. The impact of formal hierarchy on organizational culture can be far-reaching. It does.
JULY 17, 2014
It’s a complex book but one that provides plenty of insights. On my way to work today, I was scrolling through my blog roll and LinkedIn posts and came across this (as always) thoughtfully written post on It''s Time to Redesign HR by Josh Bersin. He emphasizes the importance of re-thinking the role of HR and defines some of the aspects that make for a high-impact HR team.
Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager
DECEMBER 27, 2011
This in the context of a social business platform like Jive requires--among other things--consistent tagging, proper aggregation, enabling quick search options, providing guided navigations for frequently accessed pieces, and grouping of similar groups and content in an appropriate manner. Faced with the tsunami of information, we are all floundering to find our way to content that actually matters. From setting up filters--both of the automated and human variety--to trying to make sense of what we find, we are in a fix, so to speak. The scene within an enterprise is not much different.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?
Managing Diversity through Community Management
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
As an enterprise community manager and a proponent of collaboration, knowledge sharing and dialogue as a means and tool for learning, I found that this model provide substantial insight into the communication style and preferences of individuals. It's taking me a while to get back on track with regular blogging after an almost 4 months hiatus. And I don't like it at all.
2014 - A Rambling Retrospective
DECEMBER 22, 2014
Start Doing : I want to learn facilitation techniques -- from visual facilitation to online facilitation, contribute more to online communities, and be a strategic L&D consultant. a) I have always felt that facilitation is a powerful means of enabling dialogue, fostering open collaboration, and providing guidance for deep thinking. There can be no half-heartedness involved. Idealistic?
21C Workplace Skills and L&D
JULY 16, 2014
Back from Ladakh and settling into my “normal” routine. Needless to say, it’s not at all easy after visiting a place like Ladakh. will put up a post on the trip over the coming weekend. For now, I am focusing back on my other passion outside of traveling—workplace learning, enabling performance and social learning. Going through my blog-roll, I read two related posts – Four Basic Skills for 2020 by Harold Jarche and Technology Changes Everything by Jane Hart. While published almost 3 years back, it is as—if not more—relevant today. The challenge lies in the HOW. Let''s Talk in 2020
#BNLF - 7 Key Takeaways and Other Impressions from Day 1
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Keep an Eye on the Headline: According to research, listicles are a great way to get attention for primarily three reasons -- 1) provide a container around content pieces; 2) make it easy for the readers to keep track, and go back and forth; and 3) make it easy to recall. #BNLF I've learned means Blog Now, Live Forever. Pretty cool I thought! This post is a summary of my impression of Day 1.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
Book Review: Don't Hire the Best
DECEMBER 17, 2014
He doesn''t leave us with theories and observations but deep dives into the details of how to conduct the evaluation providing many practical insights, implementable suggestions and heaps of learning. I have been catching up on my reading of late after my “to-read” list crossed 50. The most recent book I completed is Abhijit Bhaduri’s ( @AbhijitBhaduri ) Don’t Hire the Best.
Learned Vs. Learners - Revised
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Can we always depend on the experts to provide the best solution? The basis of Crowdsourcing operate on the principle of bringing together diverse sets of individuals to provide their perspectives on a problem, topic or task. The classic quotation summarizes in a sentence what takes scholars and academicians reams of paper to theorize and prove. Often, years of it; 10,000 hours of it.
L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Each area is critical today in building an organization and an organizational culture that will not only attract the best employees but will also provide them with the necessary platform to give their best. An organization may attract the best and then lose them due to an overly repressive culture, a hierarchical structure or a closed environment. have written about this here and here.
L&D needs New Skills
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
The approach taken is still that of “the organization will provide the training I need”. If possible, asking someone to provide feedback and coaching would be helpful. In typical organizations with a hierarchical structure, employees are still expected to do as told. In most cases. This impacts the way they take responsibility for their personal learning as well. It''s well known.
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.
Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy
JULY 30, 2014
Recognizing those with a fixed mindset and providing them with the necessary support and coaching could lead to better performance. The shift has happened. The focus has moved from “learning” to “performance”. Training” as a panacea for all ills – from lack of productivity to lack of motivation, attrition, and lost profits – is losing its power. Our education system had inculcated the belief that “learning” is all about gaining information and knowledge and being able to remember that long enough to answer exam questions. The rest of us went on to believe we were stupid or incapable.
Becoming a Social Business -- Beyond Culture Change
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
We have to shift from the old ways of working that was driven by extrinsic motivation – bonus, salary hike, promotion, and other tangible rewards to one that is driven from the heart, that engages people intrinsically by giving them the autonomy, providing the purpose and creating a sense a belonging. A paradigm shift occurs when prevailing mental model has so many egregious anomalies that it “breaks” and a new mental model of the world is perceived to be a better explanation of how the world works. Steve Denning Our words define our worldview. The words become reality. Wikipedia).