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-- It seems like the workplace trends and advice for practioners from ASTD’s 2004 article still apply. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Lost in Translation

Big Dog, Little Dog

Although this article, Lost in Translation , from CIO magazine is about outsourcing, it has plenty of lessons for the succeful transfer of knowlege within an organization The successful transfer of knowledge to an offshore vendor everything from programming expertise to what users expect from a system can make or break a project. "Total knowledge transfer is impossible, in large part because knowledge is geographically sensitive."

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Hard Finding Good Developers / Designers

Tony Karrer

from 2005 (an all time high) 79 percent of IT workers work in IT-reliant companies (health care and financial services, industries enabled by IT but not focused on IT) From 2000 to 2004, the number of incoming US undergraduates planning to major in Computer Science dropped by 60%. And off-shore is not always appropriate. I just saw a post by Karl Kapp that discusses the fact that there's a shortage of IT professionals.

eLearning Australia

Upside Learning

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. - We’ve been serving the Australian market for more than four years now. It’s not a large market for us but one that has been growing consistently.

The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was published in December 2004 on CLOmedia.com. 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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eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Folksonomy (11) Knowledge (233) Off-shore (7) Leadership (44) Creative Commons (16) Back when we still had hope that folksonomy (tagging) would make sense of the flood of content. 2001 2002 2000 2003 2004 are associated years) virtual classroom – still current strategy – old flash – still current performance – old – not sure why – shouldn't this be a perennial topic? I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.