Workplace Trends from 2004…Still Trending

Integrated Learnings

One dusty cover that caught my eye was the January 2004 issue of Training + Development Magazine from ASTD, with this headline: 8 Trends You Need to Know NOW. Here’s a peek at the eight trends from 2004. --1-- Globalization is making our workforces increasingly interconnected, with a rise in offshoring many business functions. --4-- Know the business, grow the business. By Shelley A. Gable.

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eLearning Australia

Upside Learning

I just returned from a two week-long business visit to Australia this Sunday, not my first visit to the country but definitely the one where I sensed that the local eLearning industry is gaining momentum. between 2004 & 2009 and 12.8% As competition increases we should find this trend gain further momentum as bigger companies try to outsource larger portions of their projects to offshore destinations like India in order to stay competitive against the smaller players. -

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The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was published in December 2004 on CLOmedia.com. The previous Business Intelligence column presented an instrument designed to assess the extent to which the CLO and the learning enterprise add value to the organization. This strategy involves a significant use of outsourcing, offshoring, temporary contract employees and sometimes hiring fully competent individuals so that no additional training and development is needed.

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Back to the Future

The Learning Circuits

As I understood the post, the purpose was to start a dialogue, to try and build a business case and discover a migration path from what Sam called "Snake Oil” - training that had been proven NOT to work - to new approaches that DO work (e.g. In 2004, there were about 75,000 corporate training professionals in this country. The trends towards off-shoring, outsourcing, downsizing and capsizing indicate that by 2008 there will be about 45,000 of us left.