Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

CLO Magazine

Agile innovation, the profitable application of creativity, aims to design breakthrough solutions that optimize efficiency, improve market position through new product development or result in new enterprise structures. Crisis Leadership agile innovation Coronavirus covid-19

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Bend & Flex: Building Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

I now see this feedback as the ultimate compliment, for my manager felt I had learning agility. Learning agility is openness to new information and the ability to gain and apply insights derived from this information. Learning-agile people aren’t perturbed by shifts in direction. Consulting firm Green Peak Partners collaborated with researchers from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York to assess the value learning-agile individuals bring to their organizations.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

For CLOs, it has become a business imperative to develop agility and capability to meet the talent needs of organizations that are rapidly changing in such a turbulent environment. The Imperative for CLO Agility . Developing Agility Fitness .

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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

Today, inclusion — creating the conditions where all employees are valued and welcomed to be their authentic selves — must be a business imperative. And the case has already been made for how valuable inclusivity is in driving business performance.

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No Status Quo for the CLO

CLO Magazine

There’s no playbook for becoming a CLO, and if there’s one simple fact that shines through from the hundreds of formal interviews and countless more conversations I’ve had with learning leaders, that’s it. They worked in general management roles or business-facing jobs.

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CLO Thinking (& Measurement)

Clark Quinn

I attended the CLO Symposium with my ITA colleagues Jay Cross and Jane Hart. A special lunch was held specifically around creating a standard set of measurements: effectiveness, efficiency, and business impact. While the latter is business specific, the other two could be handled. Which is not to say there weren’t good topics on tap too: leadership development for agility, bridging the gap between IT and the learning unit, informal learning, etc.

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Agility Leads to Growth at Siemens

CLO Magazine

They are still in “growth mode” and as part of that growth, the company identified business areas where they needed to improve. “It’s a matter of not only being agile, but the cost, quality and effectiveness of how we get our solutions to market,” Magagna said.

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CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

Along with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues Jane Hart & Clark Quinn and several hundred chief learning officers, I attended the Fall CLO Symposium this week. This is a framework for reporting the business results of learning in a rigorous, structured manner.

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CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

CLO Magazine

At the fall 2016 CLO Symposium Plus, presented by Chief Learning Officer magazine and held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, learning as an influential partner in talent management wasn’t just an idea, we saw it on the ground. Eric Weiner.

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How to Respond to the Rise of the Agile Workforce

CLO Magazine

As the rise of the agile workforce continues, terms like temp, consultant or freelancer will continue to blur along with it. Businesses will be challenged to further integrate this employee group into their talent management strategy. Tags: agile workforce , gig economy.

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Extremophiles & Organizational Agility

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I co-wrote a chapter with Eileen Clegg called The Agility Factor , that appeared in Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s excellent collection of organizational culture articles in the book Creating a Learning Culture.

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A Human Way to Foster Workplace Agility

CLO Magazine

Am I far off base in saying that businesses that cultivate courage, compassion and connection — essentially embracing vulnerability — are not only fertile grounds for innovation but also ones that can move with greater agility because of those qualities — what Brown calls wholeheartedness?

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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. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. Access, speed, practice, collaboration and insight are the hallmarks of an agile approach.

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Business Is Learning

CLO Magazine

Now before we go too far, I am not saying corporate learning should ignore the business outcomes of what you do. Perform sophisticated statistical modeling, use a regression analysis and continue to do all the things a modern data-driven business function should be expected to do.

Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

It’s been almost a quarter century since the formalization of the position of chief learning officer: In 1994, Jack Welch made Steve Kerr the CLO of General Electric. This was more of an emblematic recognition of the importance of learning within a successful business. The Academic CLO.

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Be a Triple-Threat CLO

CLO Magazine

At the same time, learning leaders have to juggle more than just the agile design, delivery and deployment of high-quality employee development methods that live up to learners’ expectations. Shifts in the economic and competitive landscape have not only brought about an evolution in the way the world does business, but also they are changing and intensifying the business of workforce development. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats. CLOs are no different.

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The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

Transitioning from a regional service delivery model to a global business services model is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why WarnerMedia’s Account Business Services partnered with their People Development team to implement the six-pronged One World, One Team strategy.

For a Limited Time Only

CLO Magazine

The retail business started to change as consumers turned to specialist brands. Staying relevant and competitive in business requires continuous investment in skills and abilities. Business did. That quickening pace of business transformed enterprise learning as well.

Learning Agility: Re-Invention with Performer Support

Living in Learning

I sat with three other CLO-type learning leaders from Bank of America, Disney, and Sprint. In other words, learning must be designed for consumption in (or near) the workflow – learning needs to be agile. We all have heard that those businesses that are more competitive have the ability move quickly to address challenges and adjust to forces of economic change. The need for agility in learning is a shot across the bow of every training department on the planet.

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The Business of Development

CLO Magazine

With a bachelor’s degree in sociology and statistics, a master’s in organizational psychology and a work history rooted in operational development, Schlueter is able to take a decidedly business-first approach to L&D.

Chief Learning Officer reveals the 2020 LearningElite award winners

CLO Magazine

Each year, the LearningElite awards program recognizes companies that have a strong and agile learning and development function. This year’s winners demonstrate the critical role of L&D in business. Measurement 2020 LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards LearningElite

The Continued Evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

Amid ongoing transformation of the CLO role, today’s learning leaders need to continue to hone their business acumen. For the 10-year anniversary of the magazine, Chief Learning Officer asked Dutra how and why the role of CLO has shifted from order-taker in chief to a strategic business partner. They have to be a partner to the business leaders.

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How Continuous Learning Enables Better Business Results

Schoox

Are you interested in using eLearning, corporate training, and interactive training to drive better results for your business? A healthier, better, and more positive business environment that helps spur growth – in both profits and employees.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Smaller organizations are emerging along with a movement toward generative business models where businesses build an ecosystem of mutually supportive relationships.

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Losing a step is inevitable; losing the game isn’t

CLO Magazine

And it’s a reminder that chief learning officers have a critical role to play as uncertainty and volatility become the reality of business. Agility and adaptability are. The agility and quickness won’t return to what I remember.

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

All this month, we have examined corporate learning from different angles—how it’s changing, what’s driving the change, and the benefits it can deliver to employees and businesses. Practice agility by learning from failures, as well as celebrating and replicating successes.

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The Business Burden of a Better Economy

CLO Magazine

An astounding 71 percent of chief financial officers expect the business environment in the U.S. economy is on its way to cruising altitude, then why should business leaders and even their employees be worried? While scale offers new benefits, it also slows the business’s agility.

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

All this month, we have examined corporate learning from different angles—how it’s changing, what’s driving the change, and the benefits it can deliver to employees and businesses. Practice agility by learning from failures, as well as celebrating and replicating successes.

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Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

Our employees already live in a world of increased change and shifting roles and business models. The agile learning organization should approach innovation as a continual process of adjusting learning resources to optimize outcomes for learners and the business.

Pivoting and professional growth in today’s (and tomorrow’s) workforce

CLO Magazine

That kind of agility is now a fundamental skill in business, too. Agile workers seize new opportunities, even if they seem daunting at first. Disruption vs. Agility. That’s why we prefer to focus on agility. Informed Agility. Agile people pivot with ease.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Smaller organizations are emerging along with a movement toward generative business models where businesses build an ecosystem of mutually supportive relationships.

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Career Advice: Jesse Jackson

CLO Magazine

My role as a CLO for JPMorgan Chase, specifically with our consumer community banking business, is a bit nontraditional. I spent time in our consumer community banking group as a general manager moving through various roles, predominantly for our branch banking business.

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

“I wanted to know what it was like to work in a business, and I wanted to do that in Paris because I loved France and knew how to speak French,” she said.

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

But by the end of her four years at Vanderbilt, she had become more interested in the corporate world and wondered what a career in business might look like for her. Butters knew she’d found her CLO. So, we have become very agile in our approach.”.

Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

Chief learning officers, who in some cases were a glorified trainer in chief, continued to develop into full-fledged business executives. We documented your stories as learning executives took on ever-growing roles and responsibilities at the forefront of business.