Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. Individual, team, and enterprise performance can’t improve without learning. Learning isn’t in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job. A hospital learns how to put the “wow” in customer service.

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Get Actionable Learning + Performance Data into Managers’ Hands with Axonify Team Metrics + Compare

Axonify

Are we making effective use of the right data to inform our strategies and support the organization’s goals? To validate the impact of learning, we must collect and report on data that establishes a clear value chain between the resources we provide and the desired outcomes for the business. Unfortunately, L&D still dedicates most of its measurement efforts to just collecting and organizing data (Bersin – 2015 State of Learning Measurement Report).

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Get Actionable Learning + Performance Data into Managers’ Hands with Axonify Team Metrics + Compare

Axonify

Are we making effective use of the right data to inform our strategies and support the organization’s goals? To validate the impact of learning, we must collect and report on data that establishes a clear value chain between the resources we provide and the desired outcomes for the business. Unfortunately, L&D still dedicates most of its measurement efforts to just collecting and organizing data (Bersin – 2015 State of Learning Measurement Report).

Megatrends in MOOCs: #10 The Changing Role of the Instructor

Your Training Edge

In this series so far, we’ve explored how massive open online courses (MOOCs) are changing the nature of learning. We’ve looked at how they can help foster learning organizations, promote lifelong learning, facilitate collaboration, and even provide just-in-time performance support. But one of the biggest transformations that has been brought about by MOOCs, online learning, and the Internet in general is a shift in what means to teach a class.

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

Learnnovators

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. Central to this cultural shift is the understanding that learning happens by learners, not to them. That’s where learning ecosystems come in. SUPPORT AN ENGAGED, GROWTH MINDSET.

Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

The cause — Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — at times got lost in the frenzy, but the ultimate impact was unprecedented, earning more than $220 million in global support for research, according to the ALS Association. Substitute learning for any number of ideas or causes an organization is trying to sell, and it’s easy to chuckle at the thought of something like, say, an operations management course ever breaking the internet.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. To survive and thrive today, industries need innovation which is essentially about learning. Companies must learn more deeply about their customers and markets. Training Is Not Learning. Manager’s Role is People.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. Because the shortage of leaders is a critical factor in organizational growth, and current methods are not effective, learning leaders must innovate to build a leadership pipeline. This is not self-paced e-learning; it’s delivering a classroom-based, high-fidelity business game.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process.

A Manager's View of Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

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! For me, ‘accountable’ means managers are as much, and maybe more, responsible as the individual learner for applying learning and delivering results.

Active and Passive Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Many of the typical methods of learning in the workplace make the learner a passive recipient of knowledge and skills. In this role, employees (as individuals, teams, or the organization as a whole) receive feedback about what they are doing and how they are doing it and, through individual and collective reflection, learn how to make themselves, their teams, and the enterprise more effective. She includes: Company training (face-to-face workshops and e-learning).

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. With a shift in your views about what learning is, you can still build a powerful learning organization and demonstrate the value to executives at the same time. A native of New Zealand, Paul Matthews has always applied the practical, no-nonsense approach he learned growing up on a farm to his work in the corporate world.

Talent Development Strategies and Tips from Leading Organizations

eThink Education

In order for an organization to be successful long-term, the most valuable asset you need to support is your team. Successful Talent Development is Purpose-Driven, Performance-Oriented, and Principles-Led. Creating a Culture of Learning.

LXP: Reimagining Employee Learning Experiences in Corporations

PSB

Hence, it becomes challenging for them to arrange the time for learning throughout their busy schedules. This is where Learning Experience Platform (LXP) comes into play. It assists them with which course to opt, skills to learn, and domains to explore to advance in their career.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Download The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data and keep it as your eLearning secret weapon! This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. You’ll discover: The basic concepts of learning analytics. Level 2: Learning.

Managers are the key to learning and development

Litmos

For as much time as we spend talking about learning management, companies do not seem to spend a lot of time thinking about learning and managers. This creates huge blind spots within organizations because managers play critical roles in every aspect of learning and development — from strategy to design to delivery to measurement. Context : Managers know how learning relates to the job at hand. Modern learning is all about personalization and contextualization.

ATD 2016: Visit Docebo to see the latest in online training software

Docebo

Our team is going to be interacting with ATD attendees in the expo hall for the next three days, demonstrating and sharing our newest products that address informal and social learning , Docebo Coach and Share. Drop by Booth 1246 for a live demo of our online training software Docebo Learn, Coach and Share. An important part of sales enablement is raising the bar and developing the role of sales managers. Are you at ATD 2016?

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Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

When managed over time, generally six to 12 months, cohort-based executive learning can “skill up” key cadres of leaders within a single business or operating unit or across an entire organization. 2: Cohort Learning Programs Should Be Designed to Support Current or Emerging Business Goals.

Training for a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Litmos

This includes morale, productivity and the overall performance of an organisation. Organisations can then cultivate a supportive environment, where people feel more inclined to come forward and disclose something deeply personal to their peers or leadership group. To effectively integrate this valuable learning into your organisational culture, the relevant takeaways from mental health training must be built into leadership training programs. learning from others (e.g.

Burnout & Leadership Development

Abilitie

When you hear this coming from one of your top performers, it can (and should) cause alarm. A supervisor may expect someone to stretch farther than the individual believes they can - if not sufficiently supported, this can leave the employee feeling “not good enough.”

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

Sales Hacker

High performers deliver as much as eight times the output of their peers, according to McKinsey. After all, it’s a no-brainer that making do with average performers pins your brand smack at the center of irrelevance. Data abound and offer solid proof: The vast majority (80%) of high-performing sales teams consider their training process as very good or outstanding. 40+ of the Best Sales Training Companies To Turn Your Team into High Performers. Action Selling.

Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

The Future of Corporate Learning. Top 4 Learning and Development Trends in 2020. Now it’s time to talk about what you don’t know (but should) about workplace learning and employee development. Trend #1: Actionable Coaching. Action learning projects.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

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. Consequently, Barger is focusing his learning team not only on traditional kinds of new-hire training, though that is important.

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Insights: Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture

Clive on Learning

This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The sixth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Experiential learning is an important part of the architecture'. As learning and development professionals we are most alert to those opportunities which will help employees to ‘learn to’ carry out some task or fulfil some responsibility. Experiential learning is literally learning from our experience.

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PIAF - blending in

Clive on Learning

Yesterday I outlined a simple series of four phases through which a workplace learning intervention should progress: Preparation: Helping the learner to prepare for a productive learning experience. Follow-up: Helping the learner to continue their learning journey using on-demand content, coaching and support from peers. Preparation has another important role which is to start to address the learner''s hopes and fears - their emotional response to the intervention.

Micro-Instant Learning - Tip #123

Vignettes Learning

Instant learning suggests a sense of immediacy and urgency. It means understanding on-demand information and developing skills to perform a specific task precisely at the moment of need. The increasing complexity of jobs and the accelerating advances in technology necessitate workers to learn fast and develop skills needed to perform efficiently. In essence, there is a demand for the implementation of micro-learning to enable better workflow learning.

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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. It ensures capable leaders are ready for critical roles, fosters business continuity, aids talent retention and can strengthen a company culture. Development plays a key role. Identify target roles. Most organizations include roles at the top of the house in succession planning.

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Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning. And you'll learn how to do it all using nothing but standard PowerPoint and a good story. High-performing companies see their managers differently.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee.

How to Blend Microlearning and Macrolearning to Deliver a Higher Impact Workplace Training

EI Design

While Microlearning is all about short bites of learning and is the talk of the season, it is not a new concept. Microlearning features focused learning nuggets ideally designed to be 2-5 minutes long and normally not exceeding 7 minutes. To support ILT training /VILT sessions.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. Blended learning almost always falls into the ‘adding’ category.

Do you need a fix?

Learning Cafe

The fix I am of course referring to is the good old prefix, more specifically the prefix used to identify types of learning delivery methods. The most notorious being the ‘e’ in e-learning and more recently the ‘m’ in m-learning. The blog It’s time to drop e-learning was first published in TrainingZone in 2007 and debate still rages within the learning community. So does the same apply if you’re a learning professional?

How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. With this integrated foundation, all leaders, whether a technical lead, a manager or a vice president, have a clear development roadmap that engenders loyalty and supports individual and organizational success. Pasmore said growth requires organizations to accelerate talent development for key roles.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders are no exception. Tried and true development methods like classroom instruction will never die, but for every class, there’s an e-learning or virtual course waiting in the wings. Of course, Tena Lyons, vice president for product marketing at SumTotal, works for a learning technology company, so she’d obviously have some pros to offer. How important is technology for today’s learning leaders? Technology eases this burden for learning leaders.

Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

CLO Magazine

Many suggest mobile and social learning technology will have the greatest effect on organizations. Learning leaders plan to increase spending to develop in-house content, e-learning and install learning technologies, partly because of pressure to deliver more training content to the widest possible audience. Learning leaders believe they have passed through a difficult period and that the improving economy has caused a change in business expectations.

Reframing 70:20:10, The Anatomy of Workflow Learning

Design 4 Performance

As a designer of 70:20:10 influenced solutions, I’ve found myself increasingly using the concept of ‘workflow learning’ to inspire, explain, and frame my approach. Workflow learning begins and is framed by the dynamic interplay between behaviour and mindset. That’s worth emphasising because, in my opinion, the relationship between experience and reflection is the key driver of learning and change. SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKFLOW.