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T.G.I.G.F. – The Agony We Miss 10.0

Living in Learning

Life these days is busy. It is frightening. War in Ukraine, crazy inflation, and COVID-19 are terrorizing our lives. It is easy to forget what Sunday represents whether we have group celebrations or not.whether we attend a church service or not.

Learning Culture: A Product of Convergence?

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Yes, I tend to take a hard line on “performance” in the flow of work versus “learning” in the flow or work, but isn’t performance the ultimate outcome we seek? Learning is not the end game…it’s a by-product of enabling performance.while learning at the Point-of-Work and during moments of need.

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POINT-of-WORK: Alignment Discovery Cascade Via Pre-Design Reconnaissance

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It seems I read too many black ops books and look at missions from a tactical perspective before nailing down an actionable strategy to move forward. No Delta Force team moves to execute on a leadership request on a mission without completing a thorough and comprehensive reconnaissance effort first.

POINT-of-WORK: The Great Refocus On Change

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“GREAT” things are popping up lately like the Great Resignation, Great Retirement, and the Great Reshuffle as several examples. I am not swayed by the hype because these all point to one common denominator – Change…and the need to refocus on LEADING it.

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The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

POINT-of-WORK:   Step Away from the Stone

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A recent post on LinkedIn tripped my trigger this morning, and despite the urge to rant, I will try to be gentle. No guarantees. The question posted asked for advice for someone new coming into Learning & Development (L&D).

POINT-of-WORK:  The Great Convergence of Thought and Action

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AI-driven data convergence enables another collateral convergence of informed learning and support design with multi-datapoint granularity or worker performance results at Point-of-Work.

POINT-of-WORK:  Throwing Good Money After Bad?

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When a worker leaves the organization, some companies complete routine exit interviews. Then what happens to those exit interviews? Are the interviews HR checkbox events to be filed away in a personnel folder? Are any actionable data points leveraged outside of HR to affect change?

POINT-of-WORK:  Prescriptive Performance Support

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Purpose-built Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents a bridge between high data volumes and actionable design attributes. Digging into the data will give us visibility to the things listed above and at the individual level.

POINT-of-WORK:  The Connected Worker and Analytics

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I believe that if we desire performance optimization it should be at the most granular level – the individual worker. Can the Training team accomplish this? I would wager their resources are spread so thin already developing training courses their engagement is not on the table. Too granular!

Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

POINT-OF-WORK:  Pushing the Stone

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When it seems like we’re pushing a stone uphill over and over…maybe we should stop…leave the stone where it is… go up to the top (of the organization) and confirm if a stone like we’ve been pushing for years is even needed. We must change the conversation if new thinking will ever emerge.

POINT-of-WORK:  A Ground Hog’s Perspective

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Point-of-Work is a Destination where task-centric and role-specific workflows exist. The brokenness is what happens at that destination, not the destination itself.

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T.G.I.G.F – 8.0 – The Agony We Miss

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This post is now an eighth annual event I usually post on Maunday Thursday to lift up Good Friday and what it now means to me. The original posting was also on a Thursday seven years ago, and I was reflecting on the eighth version for this upcoming Good Friday from within the chaos of.

POINT-OF-WORK: Office of Workforce Capability (OWC)?

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Is it time to create an organizational entity scoped and chartered to ensure sustained workforce capability? Is it time to enable performance IN Workflows at Moments of Need found at Point-of-Work?

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

POINT-of-WORK:  Using an Alignment Discovery Cascade for Pre-Design Reconnaissance

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The key is consistency of Discovery from the top of the organizational hierarchy to the bottom. Comparing results of a cascade down through the hierarchy provides source data that can facilitate an Alignment Conversation from dependable, validated reconnaissance.

POINT-of-WORK:  Using Connected Worker Impacts to Mine Data-Driven Insights

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To this camper, it is clear the data flow from the Point-of-Work to Informed Insights critical to drive effective Decision Making must be two-way.

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POINT-of-WORK:  Impacting the Connected Worker

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Despite thirty plus years in the corporate learning space I am sensing an overwhelming demand to reiterate the critical nature of shifting emphasis to a post-training ground zero – Point-of-Work.

Point-of-Work:  Effectively Connecting Our Workforce to Their Workflows

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Given the “sky-is-falling” lament due to the Great Resignation it makes one wonder how epic is our collective failure. Are we failing or is this a long overdue cross-industry correction? Are we embracing this self-inflicted down-sizing? Are we hearing the urgent message to do more with less?

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Point-of-Work:   Convergence Shift to Workflow Performance

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Over the last several years, I have written about the concept of convergence; specifically, convergence of learning with work. Emphasis was placed on assets Learning & Development (L&D) produced to enable performance support closer to actual work.

The Thickness of Relationship

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Is every castaway someone marooned on a deserted island? It is the first image that comes to mind for me; however one can be a castaway who has been cast away in the midst of a thriving population.

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“Status Quomentum” – A Hidden Core Performance Restrainer

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If L&D does not assess Points-of-Work, who will? Status quomentum points to routine solutioning because of the training myth. We cannot perpetuation this routine; in fact, the onus is on L&D to lead change in the re-thinking and perceptions of our stakeholder population.

POINT-of-WORK: Ground Zero for Workforce Transformation

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We need to get to where true business value is generated – the Point-of-Work.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

POINT-OF-WORK:  An Agile Solutioning Methodology – DRIVER  

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This is a call-to-action to see beyond the prevailing myth that Training Drives Performance to the accepting the reality of Potential as the only provable training outcome until our Performers graduate to their respective Points-of-Work where they actually generate measurable value and business outcomes.

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POINT-OF-WORK ASSESSMENT: Perceptions Vs. Realities

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The Point-of-Work Assessment (PWA) methodology is agile enough to handle unique iterations of a mix of core discovery questions consistent as common denominators with additional unique questions defined by the gap(s) between Perceptions in a Top-Down discovery cascade to Realities only found at the Individual Contributor level at the Bottom.

POINT-OF-WORK Podcast with David James – 1-6-2020

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I was honored to kick off 2020 with David James. This post is a replay of the 48 minute podcast. Continuous Learning Change Leadership moments of need point of work point of work assessment

POINT-OF-WORK: Translate Training Activity to Productivity Impact

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Downsized three times in seven years. Because we could not show bottom line value creation and productivity impact. Because Point-of-Work was not assessed to determine what was restraining performance. In other words, no performance benchmarks were established at current state.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

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

POINT-OF-WORK: Strategic Approach to Sustaining Tactical Performance Success

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The mission for L&D carries a primary objective not too dissimilar to that of “eating an elephant”; a daunting proposition to say the least. The “elephant” I’m referring to here is “Optimization of a dynamic learning performance ecosystem”.

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.

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. Accelerated Productivity Performance Insights Performance Support Point of Work Assessment Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability performance insights performance support point of work assessment productivity acceleration

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

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? 70:20:10 Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting DPS Learning Performance Assessment Learning Performance Ecosystem Point of Work Assessment #Pointofwork #PWA #performancesupport

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. If the rules change, so too must our game plan, and adoption of a Point-of-Work Solution Discipline represents a new game plan.

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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

Digital Adoption Solutions (DAS) Technology Has an Identity…Finally…Now What?

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The fact that Gartner has begun to recognize this very relevant space has me stoked. It’s been a long time coming. My hope is the DAS focus does not become too narrow and application navigation becomes the only visible point-solution when so much more productivity enhancing capabilities are possible.

Localization: Your Organization's Best Tool For Driving Impact

Speaker: Zak Haitkin, Localization Manager

When working with foreign markets and expanding your global reach, you need a great translator. Here's the thing: translation is just the beginning. Localization is the key to taking your content to the next level.