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.
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.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
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.
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.
"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"?
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?”
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
"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.
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?”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly.
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.
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?
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.
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.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope. We need to provide the structure. really to provide the system and. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Development Journey to More Effective Managers [Infographic]
Provide them with a simple and practical way they. A DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY TO. MORE EFFECTIVE MANAGERS THE PROBLEM Too much of our focus is on activities instead of results. Research shows that many. managers lack the foundational skills they require to drive results, yet investments to. help them develop often don’t create the impact we want. The typical manager training. Hope for the.
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