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. This is sparked by a strong learning culture.

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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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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. And the keynotes that I saw were in synch: Stephen Covey talked about the need for trust and Jon Katzenbach on how to build culture were both excellent, as was Dan Pontefract’s story on making collaboration intrinsic to Telus. 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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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

D&I has transformed from a compliance function to a cultural transformation accelerator for companies who want to establish themselves as relevant,” said Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, chief diversity officer at Microsoft. And without hesitation, I predict that organizations that focus on creating cultures of inclusion will gain an increasing competitive advantage in the years ahead. Embracing inclusivity does not necessarily require an entire reboot of a company’s culture.

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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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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions. Following are eight practices to create a culture of servant leadership in your organization. Stay agile. The post Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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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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

A culture that encourages engagement, sharing, creativity and experimentation fosters innovation. 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 learning

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

CLO Magazine

CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. Unintentionally, we were creating a learning culture where only a select few got access to high-quality training.”. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. Access, speed, practice, collaboration and insight are the hallmarks of an agile approach. Fostering a Culture of Learning.

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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Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Amid the traditional, something new is trying to emerge — an enterprise that is more fluid and agile, ecological, innovative and quick to recognize and mine insights from problems. Learning is fundamental to agility, innovation and responsiveness. Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey. The traditional hierarchical enterprise has a difficult time making this shift to a more agile way of operating.

6 Building Blocks of a Modern Learning Culture

Allego

CLOs must embed learning before, during, and after each employee’s moment of need to build a culture of learning, expand learning across the workforce, and impact business results. Building Block 3: Agility. Modern learning initiatives accelerate content and program roll out with agile development and deployment tools. Fostering a Modern Culture of Learning. To learn more about building a culture of learning, download our new eBook: 6 Priorities of a Modern CLO.

Leverage AI to foster a learn-it-all culture

CLO Magazine

This statement exemplifies the culture change that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been instilling within his organization. It’s also a great way to retain critical factors, such as institutional knowledge and cultural integrity, that are lost when people are replaced. Not only does this approach directly impact bottom-line results, but AI-driven learning also makes companies more agile. “Don’t be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all.”.

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

Over the next 15 years, two more bold moves followed, first to the south of France for a position with Airbus Helicopter and then, two years ago, to Silicon Valley to head up leadership development, culture innovation and the North American Leadership University for Airbus, joining a newly created team of three in a small office in Mountain View, California. “We’re activating a sustainable cultural change, helping our leaders change their mindsets and ways of working.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Moreover, a global talent pool will require cultural sensitivity and an inclusive mindset from L&D, HR and the organization. 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. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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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. CLOs have been working to create continuous learning cultures in their organizations for many years with mixed results. By cultivating curiosity, resilience and informed agility we can help our professionals embrace the willingness to keep learning.

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

Would the employees not adapt to the culture without it? 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.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Moreover, a global talent pool will require cultural sensitivity and an inclusive mindset from L&D, HR and the organization. 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. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

To respond and thrive, organizations need digitally savvy, future-fluent leaders who are agile, strategic, data-driven and resilient. Root out unconscious bias in your systems and culture. What you can do: Build a coaching culture. Trend 7: Culture Reboot. Culture norms mired in the past: CCL’s survey shows there is new appreciation for leadership culture change as a way to accelerate organizational transformation.

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

They need to figure out how to develop a culture that inspires employees to build habit-forming best practices for learning and development. On a macro level, leaders can encourage a new learning culture by following a few best practices: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL Rapidly advancing technology, greater scientific insight and shifting demographics have made one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter methods of learning and development obsolete.

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Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

They need to figure out how to develop a culture that inspires employees to build habit-forming best practices for learning and development. On a macro level, leaders can encourage a new learning culture by following a few best practices: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL Rapidly advancing technology, greater scientific insight and shifting demographics have made one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter methods of learning and development obsolete.

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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. Learning leaders have a hand in familiar areas like performance management, talent assessment and workplace culture as well as unfamiliar and evolving ones like nanotechnology, the “internet of things,” data management and security, artificial intelligence and user experience. The post Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

Careers are no longer narrowly defined by jobs and skills but through experiences and learning agility.”. Rapidly advancing technologies and agile and team-centered business models are driving organizations to redesign themselves. The onboarding experience should provide opportunities for fresh trainees to imbibe the culture of the organization, preparing them to be productive from day one. I come from a small village in eastern India, and I grew up as a mama’s boy.

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

Butters knew she’d found her CLO. The learning also had to fit with the company’s unique culture, so generic or off-the-shelf content probably wouldn’t work. 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.

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

It can be much harder than you may think, but taking the time to define leadership and what makes a leader is crucial to building a cohesive culture and developing future leaders. Every leader has their own personal definition of leadership, which influences how they lead and the culture and direction of their company. With new leaders come new approaches to leadership, which impacts overall culture and employees. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

Employees need agility when it comes to information. Managers have control of their own learning, not corporate trainers, HR, or a CLO. One of the major barriers to learning is a culture that does not value learning. Coaching Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training human performance improvement manager development manager''s role organizational learning What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?

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3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Here are three skills worth strengthening: Culture management: Toxic cultures don’t spring up out of nowhere. Modern leaders have to be able to create culture, maintain it and grow it, said Mary-Anne Gillespie, president and founder of Red Apple Coaching. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Leadership Development collaboration culture leadership skills

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Being Great at One Thing Can Kill Innovation

CLO Magazine

to champion a learning culture. Taylor wrote that Ridge conquered that paradox by overhauling the company culture to prioritize learning, “transforming a stale, insular business into something agile and open-minded.”. Further, the culture he’s fostered has proved to be effective: The company has expanded its suite of products, is selling them in 176 countries, and has nearly tripled its share price since 2009. “I In a Sept.

The Employee Experience Imperative

CLO Magazine

Successful digital transformation rests on four pillars: technology, operations, customer experience and culture. Implementing a cultural transformation in response to commercial problems or market disruption is difficult because changing culture implies changing people. But an organized and engaged employee experience, or EX, culture can deliver major benefits. Culture doesn’t just eat strategy for lunch.

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Are You Giving Employees Tools They Actually Want to Use?

CLO Magazine

Here are six strategies shaping the CLO role today that successful learning leaders are using to enable their workforce to continuously skill up. . The more accurately an organization can track what skills employees have — beginning with new hires — and what skills and competencies they develop over time, the more agile they will become. Create a learning culture. The CLO role is more complex now than ever. Homepage Top Story - Left Column culture learning talent

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

Based on our research and our work with individuals across the globe, we have coalesced around four mindsets — growth, inclusive, agile and enterprise — as particularly critical to a leader’s success. Agile mindset — success in a changing world requires flexibility, adaptation and resilience. But what are the actions the best leaders demonstrate when they have a growth, inclusive, agile or enterprise mindset? An Agile Mindset.

Are you ready for 2020?

CLO Magazine

Use the agile process to develop learning assets. Accenture CLO Allison Horn discussed in detail how using the agile scrum process has accelerated the delivery time and quality of learning assets. Create a culture of intelligent failure by using candor, framing the work, inviting engagement and responding productively. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. This past October, I attended Chief Learning Officer’s Fall 2019 Symposium in Chicago.