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Is There a Learning Performance Ecosystem Blind Spot?

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Performance support is anything that enables and/or accelerates speed-to-sustainable-performance, or speed-to-impact, or speed-to-productivity, or speed-to-competence, or speed-to-actionable-insight, or speed-to-any-damn-thing-that-drives-measurable-business-value.

POINT-of-WORK: Diversity of Disruption

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Our field of play has shifted closer to…if not converged directly into…Point-of-Work. This shift has disruption written all over it. Rules of engagement are being disrupted by increasing velocity of business demand and continuous change.

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POINT-of-WORK:  Performance Is as Good as the Support…Not Just Training

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The continuity of learning and task-level execution are mission-critical in a military work environment. Is mission criticality in our corporate environment any less important? Granted the outcomes are less lethal, but are they less mission-critical?

Chasing Productivity or Accelerating Productivity?

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We talk a lot about boosting employee engagement and making learning more engaging. Let’s shift our engagement focus to where the workforce works; enabling successful performance in the workflow lifts up employee satisfaction through job satisfaction.and accelerates productivity.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Finally…A Seat at the Table…Don’t Blow It!

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If L&D cannot show impact at the bottom-line, L&D remains exposed as a cost center…and the bottom-line contribution can only be seen as an expense. Don’t be an expense when the budget belt gets pulled in a couple notches. Accelerated Productivity Learning Performance Ecosystem Point of Work Assessment Sustained Capability Workforce Capability learning & performance ecosystem LS2019 point of work assessment

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POINT-of-WORK: Disruptions from Adopting “Intentional Design” Practices

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There is another aspect of intentional design I refuse to put into just another bullet because it is foundational to successful and sustainable adoption of a performance paradigm. I could argue it’s the longer lens I mentioned in the beginning of this post, but it’s more than that. It’s the motivation…the commitment…the willingness…the readiness…to shift from a Culture of Learning to a holistic Culture of Performance.

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Why Adopt Point-of-Work Assessment Methodology?

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All organizations currently own a dynamic learning performance ecosystem. The inescapable question to ask is, “HOW OPTIMIZED IS IT?” A "Point-of-Work Assessment Methodology" is designed to provide the answer.

70:20:10 – Myth or Legend?

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There is a myth involved…perpetuated by a long-held belief that training drives performance. In truth, training only drives potential; performance does not manifest until business results are generated by the workforce in a different area of the ecosystem called the Point-of-Work. 70:20:10 Continuous Learning Sustained Capability performance paradigm training paradigm

Treat Point-of-Work Like Point-of-Impact…Because It’s the Same Place

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The blind spot as I see all too often involves designing solutions to fit the existing learning architecture and development tools. Status quo solutions can be a greater source of un-sustained workforce performance given the scope of performance restrainers extends well beyond what training can impact.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

POINT-of-WORK:  Productivity Waning?  Accelerate It with Technology

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“At what point do we reach diminishing returns in workforce productivity by complicating existing workloads with more work to learn new systems?”. Continuous Learning Digital Performance Support learning & performance ecosystem Point of Work Assessment #pointofwork #productivityacceleration #DP

CONTENT CURATION:  Are We After Knowledge, Wisdom or Insights?

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Given the exponential growth of information sources and powerful search capabilities like Google at our disposal, a bulk-curated information tsunami is inbound…if not already on the beach. We’ve effectively curated ourselves into a well-intended, curated, bulk information volume issue.

INTENTIONAL DESIGN: It’s About Providing Support Under Fire?

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I’m convinced it all comes down to the intentions behind the design decisions we make…and if those intentions are not in lock-step with accelerating and sustaining workforce productivity first and foremost, we are left short.delivering potential at the hands of training solutions versus measurable performance outcomes at Point-of-Work.

Convergence of Learning with Work – Now What?

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The diversity of optimizing an ecosystem with multiple, interdependent microsystems with training solutions will not sustain workforce performance at Point-of-Work. An initiative to evolve L&D strategy, tactics, and technology represents an entry point for optimizing the convergence already on the table. This “new information” represents different conversations within L&D, from leadership to individual contributor roles, as well as operational stakeholders.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Deployment Vs. Implementation – Is There a Difference?

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PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS: An Insight-Powered, Critical-Thinking Engine

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Driving Performance Guidance @ Point-of-Work

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If sustained workforce performance truly represents the universal brass ring, L&D…or some other corporate entity…must evolve tactically and adopt a performance mindset head downstream into the post-training environment where measurable outcomes and value are generated…or lost – Point-of-Work (PoW). Continuous Learning Digital Performance Support Discovery moment of need performance consulting point of work

POINT-of-WORK: Where to Look for Performance Support ROI

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Adopting a performance support paradigm is a project that never ends. Because the dynamics of the learning performance ecosystem we need to support never ceases being dynamic.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

POINT-of-WORK: Sustained Capability Enablement Is Our End-Game

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Methinks building a culture is something you back into by taking bold, visible steps that communicate positive change that is not “done TO the workforce to make things better” but is “done FOR the workforce to enable their success. Make things better for those who make better business outcomes.”.

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POINT-of-WORK:  Nail Point of Origin Before the Destination

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If we’re already considering the potential mix of destination solutions, then the journey must’ve been successful, and we’re only left to decide where to begin, right?

Micro-Learning Is Bigger Than You Think…And Not Just For Learning

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What the article I'm referencing and comments I read made clear illustrate the gyrations we are heading into now with this “new” micro-learning approach. It will be easy to become distracted, so don't get all raked up in a pile over what we call it…or how long it should be. It's about what it can facilitate at the moment of need to get the DO done.

POINT-of-WORK:  Swim to the Current

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If we cannot move our training innovations closer to Point-of-Work, we need to regroup with a strategic re-think. Why not leverage Digital Performance Support - DPS technology and converge Point-of-Work with Point-of-Entry? Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting DPS Point of Work Assessment

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

POINT-of-WORK: Empathy at the Hands of Performance Support?

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“If you ask people to describe what empathy means, you’re likely to hear words such as understanding, sympathy, compassion, responsiveness, identity, recognition, consideration, thoughtfulness, kindness, concern, sensitivity, flexibility and care.”

POINT-of-WORK – Step Away from the Hammer!

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I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of the phrase, “If Training is a hammer, then every performance problem is a nail” at some point in the past. What if…after closer inspection…we had discovered a hammer was the wrong tool for the job…or maybe not the wrong tool…but certainly not the only tool?

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POINT-of-WORK:  4-Phase Path to Sustainability

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My attempts in this post to clarify Point-of-Work are driven by the fact that L&D cannot simply pursue the Point-of-Work associated with the primary end-user…like we typically do when we target and launch a static training course.

Old Dog with New Tricks?

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Have we lost sight of the end-game? This old dog was raised with the notion pounded into his head that if L&D does not produce measurable BUSINESS IMPACT, our jobs were at risk for being active participants as expenses in a cost center. Being viewed as an “expense” is not a safe place to be when decisions are made as to who goes and who stays.

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Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

PERFORMANCE SUPPORT: Find an Experienced Outfitter Before Attempting the Climb

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After one Chapter 11 fiasco and three Reduction-in-Force events in the last 10 years, I’ve decided it’s time to join the “gig economy” as a Human Performance Outfitter.

DRIVER – A Repeatable, Agile, Methodology to Generate Learning & Performance Guidance

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My own gap for the first 20 years of my L&D career was never considering there was a need to engage at PoW. Training WAS the standard solution after all, so why look beyond the obvious? Obviously, our L&D team were more focused on efficiently and effectively transferring knowledge which by the way was what we were scoped and compensated to do.

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So…You Want to Become a Learning Performance Ninja – Good Choice!

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This as a story, a pivotal story in my career, that validated re-thinking the significance of adopting an evolved strategy using a tactical Learning Performance Assessment (LPA) methodology embedded in a Learning Performance Solutions Discipline called DRIVER.and of course, becoming a die-hard learning performance ninja. Continuous Learning DRIVER Learning Performance Assessment Performer Support point of work design learning performance

INSIGHT CURATION:   Knowledge, Wisdom & Lemonade

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Our challenge is to optimize "Speed-to-Insight"…which is measured by the sum total of time invested that spans from searching through many information sources…to saving, curating, and forwarding "curated bulk information"…to enable critical-thinking that informs decisions through access to concise SIGNALS to individuals, groups, teams or the entire enterprise as "Actionable Performance Insights". Everything in between is NOISE.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.