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Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. Playbook: Just Do It (Right). The Human Resources experts over at HR Technologist define Learning and Development to a tee : “A specialized HR function, learning and development (L&D) is defined as the process of empowering employees with specific skills to drive better business performance. ”.

What is Learning Agility and why organizations should design their business around it?

Disprz

Surviving in VUCA times: Bank on Learning and Agility! The acronym, which was initially designed to describe the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous landscapes in which today’s soldiers must learn to adapt and operate, has become trendy even in corporate circles, as businesses compete in an environment characterized by constant, rapid, and unpredictable evolution. VUCA is the new business reality, and we all have to live with it. What is Learning Agility anyway?

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How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

General Assembly

The following is an adapted excerpt from Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking by designer, team leader, and business coach Jeff Gothelf. In 2016, I was preparing with clients for an upcoming training workshop focused on coaching a cross-functional team of designers , software engineers , product managers , and business stakeholders on integrating product discovery practices — a process to ensure products being created are both usable and useful — into their delivery cadences.

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Skills aren’t soft or hard — they’re durable or perishable

CLO Magazine

Business leaders and learners need a completely new model for thinking about skills, a model that fosters thinking about emerging questions: Are skills more durable or more perishable? Do they enable horizontal or vertical movement of talent within the organization? These help us visualize related skills and related roles so that talent can flex quickly to meet changing business demands. Talent Management durable skills hard skills perishable skills skill gap soft skills

S/4HANA – 10 Things To Do in Phase Zero

Abreon

S / 4HANA – 10 Things To Do in Phase Zero. Once your organization decides to go to SAP S / 4HANA and your implementation team has established a plan and schedule, most people wait for the first phase of the implementation plan to launch before doing anything. To help you prepare, here are 10 things you should do in SAP S / 4HANA Phase Zero: 1. Get Agile. Take the time to train in the Agile Methodology approach before you set off on S / 4HANA implementation.

Key Corporate Training Insights: The 2021 Learning Landscape

Infopro Learning

Although, many organizations have already made the necessary changes needed to continue conducting business this year many organizations are wondering what learning trends to expect and prepare for in 2021. Business aligned strategies will directly impact the success of your business.

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

CLO Magazine

Today, the shift is playing out against a backdrop of market volatility, rising unemployment and business closures. Gartner reported in 2018 that 70 percent of employees have not mastered the skills they need to do their jobs. By moving beyond the status quo and adopting new capabilities, CLOs in all industries can enable true employee readiness. To improve performance, there are five additional capabilities every company must adopt to enable true employee readiness.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

Today, we discuss these questions and more with Dave Derington , Director of User Enablement at Azuqua , a cloud integration-as-a-platform (iPaaS) provider that makes it easy for anyone to set-up automated digital workflows across business applications. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Every business can benefit from educated customers. But there’s definitely a gap. We know it’s been there and we’ve talked about it for years, especially in the software industry.

Building a learning culture: How to manage stakeholders

Learning Pool

So, who are those key people and groups and how do you manage them to ensure that you build an environment in which learning can thrive? For businesses to be competitive they require agility and the ability to change in response to market forces.

Managing Skills in The Face of Continual Change

Docebo

In fact, nearly 90% of HR and learning leaders feel skills gaps continue to grow. Employers Know There’s a Problem to Fix. More than two-thirds of employers (67%) in a recent CareerBuilder survey are concerned about growing skills gaps. Inability to grow business: 29%. Creating a flexible and adaptable workforce in today’s business environment must recognize that employees will only consider variable job transition options.

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Chances Are You’re Buying Too Much Talent. It’s Time to Build and Borrow.

Degreed

Others stagnate or go out of business. Before we talk about how skills grow and evolve, let’s make sure we understand how companies that do stand the test of time grow and evolve. But in general, an over-reliance on external hiring is simply bad business.

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

Pract.us

When economic or business circumstances cause companies to tighten their belts, the first item on the chopping block is often training and development. In Matthews’ words, “Much of the learning we do on a daily basis is not something we think of or label as learning. If you can harness this informal learning, you can create what Matthews describes as an “agile learning organization.”. Agile learning organizations: Align learning goals and activities with business goals.

How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works

Litmos

Or do you? The truth is that executing in such an overly simple way will not be the most impactful thing to do. Economic shockwaves are coming in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which are going to drive truly challenging business decisions. Knowing your organisation’s context and priorities should help drive the right approach to become an agent of value, as well as a cost efficiency driver. Get into an AGILE way of thinking.

Learning predictions in a time of unpredictability!

Learning Pool

Doing more with less’ has been a consistent message from L&D leaders for years. The right balance will vary from project to project and business to business, but as a trend, I expect this flexible resourcing to grow over 2021.

How branding can transform your learning and development

Learning Pool

If L&D is to be effective, it needs to be front and centre of an organization’s learning and business strategies. . Moreover, L&D needs to move directly into the workflow so that it provides a swift and agile response to an organization’s shifting learning needs. .

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The truth about digital learning

Litmos

So, what do you really need to know to make the digital transformation of learning a success? At this year’s Litmos LIVE event, I shared five truths about digital learning which summarise what you need to know. Technology is now an integral part of most jobs and the pressure is on to fill growing skills gaps in the wake of digital transformation. Stakeholders across the board are demanding services that are more accessible, more online, more agile and more impactful.

5 Things We Learned at Degreed LENS Lite 2020

Degreed

Most importantly, we came away with some important — no, scratch that — vital takeaways relevant to any business, and of course the learning, HR, and talent spaces. . In the meantime, here are five key takeaways from the event that we think every business leader should consider right now.

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development. The business impact of soft skills training. Contact us here to let us know!

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

Organizational silos form because we don’t know what the teams across the hallway are working on leave alone being aware of what other business units and divisions are doing. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency. It is an excellent method for bridging those very gaps and silos – the white spaces – between the defined boxes of the org chart.

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Finding the right touch in no-touch software sales

Cloudshare

What’s the new normal in business? COVID-19 disrupted so much , but at the same time, some of the changes companies quickly adopted have shown promise. Know your limits. If you’re a decision-maker, that’s something you’d like to know before purchasing. We’re talking about targets seeing your actual product in-action, solving real-world problems, and if they’re at the controls using your tools to do so, even better.

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The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts

Elucidat

We reached out to 15 industry experts ranging from experienced in-house learning managers, established solutions providers and consultants, presenters, authors and thought-leaders, with two key questions: What digital learning trends do you think we’ll see rise in 2019? So please do so, L&D! Read more on how to do microlearning well – going beyond a mass of meaningless content. ” Hopes: A culture where everyone knows how to learn, and can go do it.

Cloud Migration: How Can Enterprises Benefit from a Successful Cloud Migration

Hurix Digital

The strategic shift from the on-premise enterprise IT models to highly sophisticated cloud-based ones have resulted in great benefits and several technological improvements to businesses. Improved reliability, business scalability, uninterrupted service, better disaster recovery, and business continuity are some of the prominent reasons driving an increasing number of businesses to adopt cloud computing technologies proactively.

Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople

Elucidat

We talked about what CLOs can learn from product designers, how to show the value of L&D by linking it to business impact, and Paul shared a number of resources and insights that have helped him develop his quite unique perspective on learning at scale. I’ve known Paul for a number of years, but I got a lot from our chat together—and hope you do too. What’s the balance of face-to-face training versus digital training that you do and see as the future of what you’re doing?

The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning

WhatFix

In the training context, this means knowing and tracking everything that the learner does, from reading an ebook to webinars and mobile-based lessons. This attempt to routinely piece together the individual’s ‘learning puzzle’ is key to a more intuitive and agile future of learning.

10 Tips for a Results-driven L&D Strategy, with Eva Adam

looop

By asking questions and addressing the business’ needs, Eva and her team were able to establish a modern L&D framework that combines the best of digital and face-to-face training. Tradition is built upon habits — an automatic practice that we often do without thinking.

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Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

They are not programmers themselves, nor do they build or operate the product. Above all, L&D must stop creating learning content and instead start directing employees (subject matter experts) to do so. Look specifically for points where user needs intersect with business needs and technological capabilities. Resistance to Change: Do SMEs Have What It Takes? Resistance to Change: Convincing Business Leaders. Build a Learning Road Map and Go Agile.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Disruptive business models are upending traditional org structures. Organizational silos form because we don’t know what the teams across the hallway are working on leave alone being aware of what other business units and divisions are doing. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency. What are some of the compelling reasons that will make me do so?

Beyond Skills: The Rise of the Capability Academy

NovoEd

Bersin’s insight from interviews with industry leaders is that technical skills are not the biggest gaps for corporate learning and that much broader issues are at play. To address the gap, modern organizations are investing in new capability academies, places to go to learn, share, and build expertise together. Every car manufacturer now knows the principles of lean manufacturing. Capabilities are the new black.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Power of Skills: Empowering Talent Transformation in a Time of Disruption Retaining top talent is the biggest concern of business and HR leaders in 2020, according to Brandon Hall Group research. They’ve always been an important part of your business. Organizations are rapidly exploring new ways to get these frontline employees the support they need to do their best work, but traditional training isn’t an option.

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Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year, even during normal times. Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12PM – 1PM PT: Successful Implementation of Virtual Management Training How do you ensure installation of learning for your front-line leaders and management team? Know of any upcoming free L&D webinars?

Starting as a Revolutionary

Litmos

The premise here is that you’re recognizing the changing nature of the organizational context: things are moving faster, and organizations have to be agile. That is, you’re not going into this with an explicit mandate to do that L&D stuff – training and maybe some eLearning – but to make the change. We have things we need to do well, and that includes the ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, research, design, and generally pivot as needed.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Business Results (Free for ATD members) In a survey of 2,000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005. SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. With SumTotal Talent solutions, you can unlock hidden potential in your people and watch your business soar. With Community, your business can increase employee engagement, communication, collaboration and innovation. Winner: ej4 Business Skills Library.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

Yet another study by Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by Deloitte) published in March 2012 reported that “ Organizations with strong informal learning capabilities, including the adoption and use of social learning tools, are 300% more likely to excel at global talent development than organizations without those competencies.”

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

With so many players and so much pressure to differentiate, it’s no surprise that some are growing their business through acquisitions. Today’s market can be categorized in various ways, but we see three distinct segments: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: This involves a broad spectrum of business-oriented solutions, from customer education and channel partner training, to employee skills development, compliance and talent management. Welcome to our 5th annual trends post!

Beyond Skills: The Rise of the Capability Academy

NovoEd

Bersin’s insight from interviews with industry leaders is that technical skills are not the biggest gaps for corporate learning and that much broader issues are at play. To address the gap, modern organizations are investing in new capability academies, places to go to learn, share, and build expertise together. Every car manufacturer now knows the principles of lean manufacturing. Capabilities are the new black.

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4 reasons why ‘experience’ is the focus in learning now

Learning Pool

Further to the above, businesses now deploy whole cohorts of contingent workers to meet skills gaps and achieve particular strategic goals. These workers need to be onboarded, trained in relevant skill sets and given the knowledge to work in compliance with industry regulation, but trying to do this within the corporate LMS can be a struggle.