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. Although Airbnb and Uber garner most of the media’s attention, the gig economy is impacting all sectors. The Imperative for CLO Agility . Typical barriers that CLOs will confront in building agility fitness range from HR processes to organizational culture.

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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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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

The company is working to develop skills, capabilities, knowledge and an agile mindset among its leaders so they can effectively navigate an uncertain future. “We The post Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Talent Management agility diversity and inclusion innovation learning mindset

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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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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 Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board is a group of 1,500 professionals in the learning and development industry who have agreed to be surveyed by the Human Capital Media Research and Advisory Group, the research and advisory arm of Chief Learning Officer magazine. The post Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020 appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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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

” “Today’s educators,” she said, “must wear multiple hats — entertainer, personal coach, emergency responder, gizmo wizard and social media guru — to be judged as informed and effective.” 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.

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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.

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?

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

Social media and open resources like MOOCs will foster an era of self-driven learners who know what they need, where to find it and take their pick. 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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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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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

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Social media and open resources like MOOCs will foster an era of self-driven learners who know what they need, where to find it and take their pick. 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. 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.

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.

Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

In the ensuing time we grew from primarily a magazine publisher into a full-fledged media company with events, conferences and original research serving the largest audience in the human capital management industry. That’s why the future CLO must be agile, responsive and open to new ways of working. 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.

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.

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.

A lesson in adaptability from man’s best friend

CLO Magazine

The post A lesson in adaptability from man’s best friend appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. adaptability adapting to change agility CommentaryChange is the only constant” is often cited as the mindset shift leaders need to adopt with today’s rapid business cycles, burgeoning technological advancements and geometric power of social networks.

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? You can change the style, intensity, media structure, branding or testing elements.

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learning pulse

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Jay Cross is rethinking the agile instructional design approaches and expands on some fresh ideas in his very interesting blog posting ” Agile instructional design ”. “ In his blog posting Konrad Glogowsk i analyzes key findings of the Living and Learning with New Media (Ito, Horst, Bittani, et al., Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse February 20th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment February’s collection, enjoy!:

How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

Such personal traits are critical to leadership effectiveness because learning agility has become a foundational component of leadership agility. Besides learning agility, candidates for coaching should demonstrate potential as it relates to problem-solving and decision-making.

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. Invite innovators from across the organization to step forward and self-train in agile and digital to pilot new initiatives and send them back out to transform the rest of the organization, again a practice implemented by PwC.

Skills aren’t soft or hard — they’re durable or perishable

CLO Magazine

For example, if your organization is implementing an Agile transformation, don’t start with training on how to use Jira, Asana or some other work-tracking platform. From there, you can layer in training around frameworks, followed by the tools and processes for managing Agile deliverables. Agile delivery is a key skill set for many employee roles today, but it is just one of many. The term “soft skills” is often met with an eye-roll these days.

Top of Mind: Learning in the Age of Acceleration

CLO Magazine

It is an age in which entire industries are being reshaped with routine business models being rendered useless in favor of more agile people, plans and processes. However, the great news is that the clues to reimagine a more agile L&D organization abound. Second, we need to incorporate organizational agility everywhere. The post Top of Mind: Learning in the Age of Acceleration appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Jesse Jackson.

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