This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The nature of work is changing. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Work is no longer about simply doing a job; it’s about becoming adapting to new jobs, new technology, new ways of working with others, and anticipating the unanticipated. Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips. Training Is Not Learning.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

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Corporate Training Through MOOCs: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

According to a recent report by Class Central , around 23 million new learners signed up for their first MOOC in 2017, taking the total number of learners to 81 million. This is similar to the 23 million learners registered in 2016. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), which date back to 2008, are a game-changing model for delivering online learning content without any limit on attendance. Democratization of Learning. Standardization of Learning.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

If talent acquisition, development, and retention are top-of-mind for you as a sales leader, here are 40+ of the best sales training programs to check out! High performers deliver as much as eight times the output of their peers, according to McKinsey. No wonder recruiters go ballistic trying to outdo each other in attracting the best professionals to create value for their companies. Only a team of superb talent can move your business ahead of the competition.

If You're Not Learning.

The Performance Improvement Blog

[Note: I apologize to my readers for failing to post on this blog for the past two months. Now I'm back and hope I will be able to continue writing about learning and management.] . According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report , “The #1 reason employees say they are not engaging in workplace learning is because they don't have the time.” If learning is made a part of work, time is not a barrier to learning. Learning is the work.

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Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

As the end of 2019 approaches, budgets are being finalized and sales quotas are being established for the new year. Have you accounted for the cost of employee training in your 2020 budget? A diverse client base gives us a well-rounded view of the L&D space to share what we expect to see as corporate training trends in 2020. But before we jump into the trends, let’s take a look at the corporate training landscape as a whole.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in April 2006. . Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. In the U.S.,

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Creating learning experiences that don’t suck

CLO Magazine

says the executive vigorously shaking my hand at the end of a learning engagement. I look him in the eyes, laugh and point out that this is not the first time someone has made that comment. Reflecting on this reaction made me want to share what I have learned about creating powerful learning engagements. Think about it: As humans, we look out at the world as we travel through it and learn from it. Use ‘Next Practice’ Learning Methods.

Eight Ways Learning Impacts Succession Planning

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders are integral to the succession management process because so much of it depends on developing and preparing high potentials for future responsibilities. Succession management is one of the most important functions in business today. It ensures capable leaders are ready for critical roles, fosters business continuity, aids talent retention and can strengthen a company culture. Link the people strategy to the business strategy.

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So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

For every tech gadget that saves time, money and eases stress, there are always a few more that seemingly do exactly the opposite. You know the ones we mean. Technology is absolutely everywhere, and like it or not, a great deal of the innovations that have evolved in the past few years are quite useful — for everyone. Learning leaders are no exception. How important is technology for today’s learning leaders?

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

The 20 percent: learning through others. Learning is social. People learn with and through others. Conversations are the stem cells of learning. People learn more in an environment that encourages conversation, so make sure you’re fostering an environment where people talk to each other. Several years ago, the local paper in Ottawa carried a story about voter betrayal. The kids will learn a lot more this way. About the author.

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Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. Bill Whitmore, CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services began the morning with a keynote on how to drive business performance through leadership branding. Whitmore asked the audience if their company can distinguish value and explained why a company’s leadership brand matters in the context of creating business results.

Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

Many of the baby boomers are getting ready to ride their motorcycles into the sunset while millennials are using the Uber app to get a ride into work. The knowledge gap between the two groups is causing leaders great concern because the next generation of millennial leaders don’t have the experience to effectively lead. There is a senior management chasm developing, and there aren’t enough Generation Xers to help fill the gap.

De hoogste tijd voor een echte leerstrategie ?

Learning Wire

In de 21ste eeuw is het essentieel dat L&D presteert in het tempo en de richting van de business. Learning Technology. Crossknowledge heeft in dit kader een Corporate Learning Strategie (CLS) ontwikkeld – een ‘scan’ met 6 kerncomponenten voor een gezonde L&D-organisatie (zie kader). Ontwikkel een CLS actieplan en valideer dat met jouw business- HR- en L&D-stakeholders. Baseer het opleidings jaarplan op de prioriteiten in de strategische-business plannen.

Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Here’s how we choose the crème de la crème for your enjoyment. Social Business: e-business 2.0.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year. The onset of fall has a funny way of drawing our attention to how quickly the year is whizzing by, and invariably we’re playing catch-up. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: 9 Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members) Video has become the de facto medium for delivering employee training at scale. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. According to the U.S.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. It’s where work is done and where people hone the skills they need to add value. It’s the biggest frame of the big picture. It’s the organization as organism. To prosper, you need to nurture it, plant seeds, pamper the ground. It’s your job to help the system thrive. Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape.

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July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily for the month of July 2011 . Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Working Smarter Daily embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model. Prior to 2008, when it came to employee development, Microsoft held a subsection of course offerings in person twice a year in a centralized location in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and one in Asia-Pacific called Learning Weeks. What they learn can be immediately applied to their work.

Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

The 70-20-10 model for professional development is a valuable but dated approach in need of a checkup. There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. Many of these, such as the Kirkpatrick evaluation levels, carrot and stick motivational programs and the ADDIE model have been around since the 1960s. The Kirkpatrick framework made sense in a world based on courses and classrooms.

Free L&D webinars for November 2017

Limestone Learning

As learning specialists, we’re always thinking about how to make knowledge digestible and palatable—like those chocolate bars you wish you hadn’t eaten, only good for you! And there are plenty more L&D practitioners on the case, serving up free webinars full of bite-sized information. Not just because that’s good for business, but also because continuous improvement is the key to keeping today’s employees focused and motivated. The good news?