Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

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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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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

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These conditions can hurt a company’s bottom line by limiting diverse views in the development of new products, hindering true innovation, and leading to poor decisions and missteps from being too insular. is moving rapidly to innovate and adapt to changing consumer demand.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Erv Lessel

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CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in the past year in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021? CLO: How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work? Third, I would say, is a focus on rapid innovation.

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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

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The Air New Zealand CLO was experiencing an ultra-rare moment for 2020, disconnected from the virtual world during the Learning in Practice Awards ceremony on Oct. 20, when she was announced as the 2020 CLO of the Year. She became Air New Zealand’s CLO in February 2018.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Adri Maisonet Morales

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She has more than 29 years in the learning and talent development industries, and in 2016, she was awarded CLO of the Year. CLO: What was your first official job in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021?

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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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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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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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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 can really, truly contribute to innovating — and the future of the company.”

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Agility and the ability to adapt is imperative. Going forward, optimal execution is only the cost of entry and continual innovation will be the only sustainable differentiator. This puts a huge emphasis on innovation. John Kotter, the father of organizational change, in his book “Accelerate” is now calling for a dual operating system structure for organizations to successfully integrate execution and innovation. The old model of innovation has been busted.

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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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. Originally formulated as a development tool for software projects, it works well for most projects that are potentially innovative, and it has some interesting implications for learning executives. In many ways Agile/Scrum is a study in the learning process itself.

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A Human Way to Foster Workplace Agility

CLO Magazine

A culture that encourages engagement, sharing, creativity and experimentation fosters innovation. Shame is the secret killer of innovation, Brown quotes Sheahan as saying. 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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The Innovation Award

CLO Magazine

For learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes. Sometimes all it takes to spark transformational innovation is a single person’s idea. The program helped change the way employees collaborate across departments and encouraged them to work in a more agile style. Tags: Learning In Practice Awards The post The Innovation Award appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Learning in Practice Awards 2016.

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

First, it worked with Peak Seven Consulting and then with Abilitie, a leadership-development simulations company, to complete the three-pronged partnership that produced its LEAP program, Leadership Excellence in Agility & Performance. LEAP was designed to develop a more agile, collaborative and innovative skill set in leaders. LEARNING IN PRACTICE AWARDS 2016. . Intrepid Learning, Inc.

CHRO perspective: Why we need more innovative and effective learning to succeed

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In fact, I recently hosted a webinar panel on CLO Magazine, featuring thought leaders from Bank of America and Strivr, where we discuss this very real transformation. As remote work has become status quo , the velocity of evolution and innovation from a technological perspective has increased.

Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. Teaming to Innovate by Amy Edmondson (I reviewed it).

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

CLO Magazine

Psychological safety is an essential foundational component for innovation, divergent thinking, creativity and risk-taking. A second potential source of inspiration is the Agile method of creating Scrum teams. Have you ever worked on a team with low psychological safety?

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.

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

Recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration toolsor games and simulations. First, it worked with Peak Seven Consulting and then with Abilitie, a leadership-development simulations company, to complete the three-pronged partnership that produced its LEAP program, Leadership Excellence in Agility & Performance. Learning in Practice Awards 2016.

Being Great at One Thing Can Kill Innovation

CLO Magazine

It’s the only way to beat what Taylor calls the “paradox of expertise,” or, the bind that people and well-established businesses like WD-40 often find themselves in — so committed to doing things one way they ultimately falter due to a lack of innovation. 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.”. In a Sept.

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

But what if we started the learning innovation conversation with a focus on stopping or ending elements of our approaches? Yet, the most powerful innovations I have seen in the world of learning have often come from stopping something.

Old habits die hard, but good leaders can change

CLO Magazine

No matter how many brainstorming sessions executives hold for employees to come up with“breakthrough” innovative new products or marketing ideas, the ideas are likely to be incremental improvements on what is already in place. Intellectual agility: having an open mind.

For a Limited Time Only

CLO Magazine

Innovation happened, new models arose and the pace of change sped up. 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?

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

Innovation Required. When she was looking to hire a new chief learning officer in 2017, Deborah Butters, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for PerkinElmer, knew she needed someone innovative and tech savvy. Butters knew she’d found her CLO.

Burgers and Basics

CLO Magazine

Experimentation and innovation are the currency of the learning economy. Yet amid the pressure to continually innovate, it’s important not to lose sight of the basics. 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 economy

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. What was once instructor in chief is now coordinator of strategy and harnesser of innovation. 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. chief learning officer chief learning officer role CLO magazine

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 post Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. I come from a small village in eastern India, and I grew up as a mama’s boy.

Try a Learnathon: Crowdsourced UX

CLO Magazine

While there is widespread interest, dialogue and experimentation in new forms of learning technologies (chatbots, smart speakers, wearables, immersive reality) and new formats of learning content (curated segments, agile module lengths, shoulder-to-shoulder on the job), where are the innovations in new models of learning design? The learnathon combines two impactful forces in the world of invention, innovation and product development: user experience (UX) and the hackathon.

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10 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development Professionals

Degreed

We’re at an incredibly exciting juncture as a team – we have two successful years behind us and a new CLO at the helm with decades of experience in technology, entrepreneurship AND intrapreneurship. We’ll continue to use our agile, user-centered design approach to build bespoke products and experiences that will equip our workforce with the capabilities and knowledge to maintain a leadership position in digital commerce.” Innovations in Learning Annual Planning

Leadership in the Great Acceleration

CLO Magazine

A bureaucratic structure and the command-and-control leadership style slowed down decision-making and innovation. It’s an approach that lets companies be agile instead of reactive. Good managers also improve employee morale and workplace efficiency — a key to corporate agility.

Entrepreneur As a Skillset

CLO Magazine

Entrepreneurs are the faces of innovation. Methods such as agile and lean, development practices coined in the technology industry, have overtaken some formally bureaucratic organizations. Michael Marasco, director of Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, added that entrepreneurs typically possess qualities that include being hardworking, smart and focused on changing things for the better.

Flipped learning for talent development: Lessons from the college classroom

CLO Magazine

I have used teaching innovations that I discovered in my 20-plus years as a college instructor that have helped make me stronger as a learning and development professional. For the first 20-minutes of the workshop, I gave a primer on the Scrum agile project management method.

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.

The New Learning Metrics: Demonstrating Business Value and Impact

Degreed

In their book, The Expertise Economy , Degreed CLO Kelly Palmer and Co-founder David Blake caution that corporate learning is often viewed as a cost center rather than a revenue-generating function. Use Learning Metrics to Stay Agile.

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. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Change of Plans: Updates on Degreed Events

Degreed

Join us for a town hall on current market challenges through the eyes of Degreed’s CEO, Chris McCarthy and CLO, Kelly Palmer. These events dive deep into shared challenges we’re facing, like skill gaps, strategy, technology, and learning innovation.