Organizational Learning Tools

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What are the tools of organizational learning? As I’ve stated in a previous blog post , a high performing organization needs a comprehensive approach to learning and a set of tools to facilitate learning. Chart of the learning process in organizations.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

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Part of the learning leader’s job is to develop organizational learning strategies. For one thing, organizations aren’t reviewing their learning and development strategies very often. However, learning leaders may not fully understand strategies and tactics in depth.

No Time to Learn

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One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value learning. It’s all about learning!

Experimentation

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But people who don't see their actions as experiments, and those who don't know how to reason carefully from data, will continue to learn less well from their own experiences than those who do. To me, experimentation is an essential aspect of organizational learning.

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

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What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning.

Aligning Employee Learning with the Organization

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Improving employee learning and performance in organizations today means systems change. and the quality of the learning interventions (formal training, coaching, mentoring, self-directed study, action learning, etc.). Create a context for learning.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

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70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals.

Leaders Learning about Learning

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I explained the limitations of formal training and the need for taking an organizational learning perspective. I argued that in order for any kind of learning intervention (training, coaching, mentoring, action learning, etc.)

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

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What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? In answering this question, the first thing managers have to understand is that continuous learning is the modus operandi for all high performance organizations. Learning isn’t in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job.

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Industry Report: Too Much Training; Not Enough Learning

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Instructor-led classroom only” is still reported to be the primary method of employee learning and development. Organizations might be increasing their investment in “pull” learning through social media, on-the-job training, and action learning.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

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The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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Learning All the Time

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Bernie Donkerbrook, EQMentor, wrote this response to my post : “ Learning all the time ” means making learning part of the culture of an organization. That ‘learning all the time’ is one of the underlying assumptions of the organization…and is discussed, expected, and followed up.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

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One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Kieran Hearty argues that the reason managers don’t show up for training courses and, if they do attend, don’t put the learning into practice is that they perceive themselves to be too busy.

Reprise: Learning to Compete

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The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

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In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

A Manager's View of Employee Learning

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I love the sense of understanding, enthusiasm and acceptance the leadership team conveys here regarding their role in learning. As you might expect, based on my input to a previous blog (3/25, Training Isn’t Learning ), I was delighted to see the emphasis on the necessary role of the manager!

Evidence-Informed Practice

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They are taking adult learning theory and systems thinking, combining that with evidence from program evaluation studies, and using the information to make their own organizations more effective. We identified organizational barriers to learning and how those barriers can be overcome.

Learning to Compete

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The rate at which an organization learns may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. If you are learning more rapidly than the competition, you can get ahead and stay ahead. Learning all the time” means making learning part of the culture of an organization.

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16 Signs of a Learning Culture

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How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? How will people be learning? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

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Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. This learning cannot be left to chance.

A Productive Learning Culture

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In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. Even with all of these additional opportunities for learning, most workers are not acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Learning capability: make sure employees know how to learn, not just what to learn.

Revamping 70-20-10

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There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. The world of mobile and social learning and Google, however, requires new measures. At its core, the model states that learning occurs primarily from on-the-job experiences (70 percent), followed by learning from others (20 percent) and, finally, from formal courses (10 percent). Development occurs in a learning zone, not a comfort zone.

Partnering With the C-Suite

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Successful chief learning officers understand that business longevity is defined by an ability to innovate and adapt. They know that unless organizations can learn faster than the competition — and faster than the rate of change — they are destined to take a back seat in the marketplace. If the investment can be better spent in another area with more impact, then learning should gladly offer up the budget.

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