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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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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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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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. 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. It was an interesting event, with a theme of “ Game-Changing Learning: Development for the New Normal “, held at a classy venue on the beach, and was well-organized. (You You can see Jay’s writeup here.)

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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

“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. Uncategorized Learning Delivery Strategy LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards SiemensTags: LearningElite , CLO LearningElite Awards , Siemens.

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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. It’s intended to underpin the dialog between CLO and executive management. Bill Sullivan, president and CEO of Agilent, described the measures that have led Agilent to impressive success as the world’s premier measurement company. ” Agilent relentlessly surveys customers.

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

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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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CLO Apps, Please!

CLO Magazine

Learning is changing rapidly, so we need our technologies and methodologies to be agile and rapidly adaptable. Imagine if we had an open learning app format that allowed a CLO to select an app that would work safely and securely on top of and with most learning systems. Imagine a robust and ever-changing CLO app page, with apps for learners, designers, managers and, of course, apps for the CLO. Technologies and learning methodologies must be rapidly adaptable.

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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. After all, almost half of companies are committed to building an agile workforce model, according to a December 2016 report from staffing firm Randstad. Chief Learning Officer : More companies are on board with building an agile workforce than five years ago. Many misconceptions about agile employment are beginning to fade as well.

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What Agile/Scrum Can Teach Learning

CLO Magazine

I was recently immersed in the world of Agile/Scrum during the development process for an online course. Scrum is basically an agile framework to help complete complex projects. In many ways Agile/Scrum is a study in the learning process itself. So, the central question here is: How does Agile/Scrum address the challenges organizations are facing not only in software development but with change in general? Strategy agile/scrum development planning process

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Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020

CLO Magazine

The need for agile, rounded leaders remains high in our ever-changing business environment, and executive education and leadership development continue to be an important area of investment: 44 percent plan to increase investment and 40 percent plan to keep it the same (Figure 3). The post Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020 appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Yet another year is drawing to a close, and it’s time to break out the bubbly and celebrate.

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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. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats. CLOs are no different. Readers of my monthly musings are well aware I’ve been an avid sports fan since childhood.

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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. But what has happened to the CLO during this period? How have the skills required to be an effective CLO changed? The Academic CLO. Agility.

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

CLO Magazine

5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. But workforce readiness today demands more than just learning, content or collaboration by itself; it demands an agile approach that combines all three to drive measurable business impact. Access, speed, practice, collaboration and insight are the hallmarks of an agile approach. Agile approaches to readiness empower teams with learning in the flow of their daily work.

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. If organizations expect their workers to become more agile, they must enhance their ability to think and draw conclusions quickly. The need for agility in learning is a shot across the bow of every training department on the planet.

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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. As CEO of Korn/Ferry’s leadership and talent consulting practice, Ana Dutra has a window into the internal workings of many of the world’s largest companies.

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For a Limited Time Only

CLO Magazine

Being a CLO isn’t a lifetime appointment. Companies are moving to a more agile business model. The post For a Limited Time Only appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. agile business CLO SearsMike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine. Sears was the undisputed king of retail when I was growing up. Heading back to school? Sears had you covered with all the clothes and supplies you could possibly need.

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. 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 LearningEliteThis year’s winners demonstrate the critical role of L&D in business.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! joyandlife writes about The Changing Role of L&D and CLO where he mentions adaptiveness, rapid reaction times, learning agility and flexibility as key requirements. The CLO today has to be able to scan the emerging landscape and build her/his team in a way that will enable them to meet the future. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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Learning in an age of uncertainty

CLO Magazine

Great L&D in the age of the pandemic will be about agility, quality and resilience. The post Learning in an age of uncertainty appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Crisis Leadership agility Coronavirus covid-19 health crisis pandemic ResilienceLearning and development is a discipline focused on helping people prepare for the future. That remit becomes very complicated when the future is as murky and opaque as it is right now.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! joyandlife writes about The Changing Role of L&D and CLO where he mentions adaptiveness, rapid reaction times, learning agility and flexibility as key requirements. The CLO today has to be able to scan the emerging landscape and build her/his team in a way that will enable them to meet the future. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

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. Strategy agile learning organization data analytics emerging technology innovation

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. By cultivating curiosity, resilience and informed agility we can help our professionals embrace the willingness to keep learning. Informed Agility. Agile people pivot with ease. That’s where the “informed” part of informed agility comes in.

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

CLO Magazine

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 ResiliencePhysical skills begin to deteriorate more quickly sometime in your 40s. That may not come as a shock to most but you can color me surprised.

Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership

CLO Magazine

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 leadershipIt’s an understatement to say that organizational change creates stress for everyone involved — we’ve all heard the dismal statistic about how 70 percent of change initiatives fail.

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

For example, in 2017 she ran an executive master class around agile leadership that brought together North American leaders to work on relationship building and tackle current business issues. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Strategy adaptation aeronautics Airbus Airbus Group Airbus Helicopter change CLO profile cultural change disruption innovation Louise Kyhl Triolo

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

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. What we do know is this—organizations that practice agility, master adaptability, and build a people-centered strategy have a much greater chance of success in the digital future.

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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. What will the CLO role look like in five or 10 years? The CLO role in five or 10 years will continue to evolve in a way that allows the chief learning officer to work much more in an integrated fashion with our chief information officers and chief marketing officers. The post Career Advice: Jesse Jackson appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

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. What we do know is this—organizations that practice agility, master adaptability, and build a people-centered strategy have a much greater chance of success in the digital future.

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A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

Butters knew she’d found her CLO. So, we have become very agile in our approach.”. The post A learner and a teacher at heart appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Profiles & Case Studies CLO profile learning Lifelong learningLearning is in Jennifer Sullivan’s blood. The daughter of two longtime educators, she grew up on a boarding school campus in Massachusetts, where her father taught at the high school and her mother at the elementary school.

Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

That’s why the future CLO must be agile, responsive and open to new ways of working. With that in mind, we’re excited to present the findings from a one-of-a-kind research study about the future of the CLO role in an exclusive keynote address at the Fall Chief Learning Officer Symposium. Over the course of three days, we’ll dive deep into the CLO role and talk about the ideas and practices that are the keys to future success.

Burgers and Basics

CLO Magazine

I’m not talking about using agile development techniques to design a course or evaluating the success of a program on the Kirkpatrick scale. The post Burgers and Basics appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development CLO editor's letter Learning economyMike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine. Let me set the record straight for those still in doubt: Hamburgers are not made of ham.

Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

Masie agreed that the development models ADDIE and AGILE are for a specific kind of classroom — “a person at the front, lots of PowerPoint, teach it so they memorize it.” That might not be easy, however, as only 25 percent of respondents to the CLO survey said employees are involved in how learning is delivered to them. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Homepage Top Story - Right Column Learning Delivery ADDIE agile change classroom-based ILT learning technology training