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. It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that in a recent Center for Creative Leadership online survey of more than 500 global leaders, 53 percent chose agile innovation as one of the top trends to impact their businesses over the next five years.

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Agile by fire: how the tech industry is transforming learning

CLO Magazine

It is “agility by fire” — the ability to move quickly but not easily, and still excel. Academia alone are not the keyholders to the new world of work anymore — they too had to become agile by fire. As the sector continues to evolve, it survives by being agile by fire.

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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. From an employee development perspective, how prepared are CLOs to demonstrate the agility to lead the change in culture, programs, processes and policies that were originally designed for full-time employees to an expanded talent portfolio increasingly represented by contingent workers?

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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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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. A few months back, our research team at Chief Learning Officer decided to conduct a first-of-its-kind survey about the CLO role, asking practitioners to share their career path, how they developed themselves, the scope of their responsibilities and how they work.

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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. “We made a decision that we would shift into a much more agile, high-risk, high-reward approach, focusing on productivity and revenue,” Magagna said. “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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Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020

CLO Magazine

According to data from the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board’s “2019 Learning State of the Industry” report, 71 percent of CLOs say their outlook for the next 12 to 18 months is more optimistic than last year (Figure 1). Eighty-six percent of CLOs expect learning to be more aligned with company business objectives, 78 percent anticipate their company will adopt new L&D techniques, and 74 percent say they will have an improved catalogue of training options.

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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. It’s intended to underpin the dialog between CLO and executive management. It replaces the inward-looking mumbo-jumbo of Kirkpatrick and the Phillips with business measures.

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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. After all, almost half of companies are committed to building an agile workforce model, according to a December 2016 report from staffing firm Randstad. Many misconceptions about agile employment are beginning to fade as well.

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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. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. The CLO Symposium Plus ran from Sept. If you missed the live event, check out the CLO Symposium Video Library , releasing Oct.

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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. Organizations need to reinforce their culture and learning mechanisms to make themselves more agile and more resilient, and that adaptation is possible on principled grounds.

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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? Mind Over Matter agility learningTags: agility , learning The post A Human Way to Foster Workplace Agility appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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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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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. What is the killer app for business in the 21st century? In an interview with Fortune about his new book, Hoffman emphasized that speed is more important than efficiency in building a business.

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. Of course, senior managers, often within human resources, had been responsible for workplace training for decades prior to the creation of the CLO role. This was more of an emblematic recognition of the importance of learning within a successful business. But what has happened to the CLO during this period?

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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. Jesse is a very business-oriented leader,” said Christine Deputy, chief human resources officer at Nordstrom and Schlueter’s direct supervisor. When Schlueter joined Nordstrom, each business unit was handling its own training programs.

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. As Julie Dervin, Cargill’s global head of corporate learning and development, told Harvard Business Review , “We really only had the capacity to reach about 10 percent to 15 percent of the total relevant population in a given year when delivering a particular learning program. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO.

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 Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

The Business Partnership Award is for learning departments that have partnered in a progressive way with business partners or external organizational divisions and functions such as the sales and marketing department or external customer groups to develop and deliver a targeted employee development program that supports the partner’s goals. Transitioning from a regional service delivery model to a global business services model is not one-size-fits-all.

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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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. Being a CLO isn’t a lifetime appointment. It’s a business role like any other. Companies are moving to a more agile business model. agile business CLO Sears

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. Read on, and learn more about how continuous learning can help enable better business results for your company. . Continuous Learning Builds A More Agile And Adaptive Business Environment. .

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. The post Chief Learning Officer reveals the 2020 LearningElite award winners appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Measurement 2020 LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards LearningElite

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. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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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. EMPLOYEES AND ORGANIZATIONS MUST MASTER AGILITY Frequent, unexpected change is now the norm in both professional and private lives. 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. businesses and the government will exceed $1.5 Some 25 to 30 percent of overall revenues are expected to come from new sources of business,” according to McKinsey. businesses.

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. EMPLOYEES AND ORGANIZATIONS MUST MASTER AGILITY Frequent, unexpected change is now the norm in both professional and private lives. Practice agility by learning from failures, as well as celebrating and replicating successes.

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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. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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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. Ironically, one of the most powerful things a CLO can do is to bravely and authentically say, “stop.” The post Let’s change our focus on always adding more appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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. Clients hire strategy consultants to help their business figure out where to invest. Someone who started her career 30 years ago understood that the models she learned in business school would still be useful by the time she retired.

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. The post Losing a step is inevitable; losing the game isn’t appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Resilience and Stress Management agility change Coronavirus covid-19 pandemic Resilience

Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership

CLO Magazine

The more you include people in looking at options and suggesting ways to do things differently, the easier it will be to build the business case for the next round of change. The post Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development agile leadership change change leadership involvement leadership

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. ” In an industry like aeronautics, where fast-paced technological advancements, creative business models and new market players like Elon Musk’s SpaceX have set the stage for major disruption, the ability to adapt and refresh has never been more important.

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. Additionally, I supported the business, specifically the commercial bank, as a client service manager for our global network. What will the CLO role look like in five or 10 years? Jesse Jackson.