Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Going ahead, organizations of the future will possibly function as Transformative Communities connecting diverse, distributed and multi-talented individuals who will come together to move toward an Evolutionary Purpose. The need for organizations to function as communities of passionate and purpose-driven individuals is becoming even more critical in the face of unprecedented upheaval being faced at local, global and planetary levels.

Our Brains on Agile and eLearning Effectiveness: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Why Johnny Can’t Be Agile. This weeks link is from Pragmatic Programmer Andrew Hunt and his take on why our brains aren’t wired for agile methodology. Andy isn’t saying we shouldn’t wire ourselves this way, just shedding light on why sometimes agile can seem…sticky.

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A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. It turns out the book is nonfiction business book about applying Lean and Agile principles to the development of learning-related projects. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about? The book is a direct translation of Lean-Agile principles into the training domain.

The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life. We talk about learning agility, organizational agility, individual agility, agile as a philosophy and much more. Yet, we are still unclear as to what makes an organization agile. All of this requires us to be agile – in principle and in practice. Agile complexity VUCA Workplace Learning

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The Need for Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

CLOs’ approach to learning needs to become much more agile to realize its true potential. This reality is also reflected in the view HR holds of its own organizational effectiveness — just 10 percent of respondents in the Lumesse survey reported HR as seen as “extremely useful” by employees for skills development. To overcome this challenge, HR leaders need to adopt more agile learning strategies that respond quickly to change.

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Agile instructional design

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Sometimes it’s more effective to imbed the knowledge in the work than to plant it in the head of the worker. These qualities are at the heart of the discipline of agile programming. Hence, I am exploring how well the principles of agile programming might be incorporated into a new framework for instructional design. Agile Software Development. Agile programming has come a long way from its early incarnation as extreme programming on the first wiki.

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Visualization (Sensemaking) in Rapid Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This framework can be used for building agile or rapid learning designs, fixing performance problems, implementing informal learning solutions, etc. Triggering cues (information that acts as a signal) from the environment are perceived by the people in a Community of Interest (CoI). A Community of Interest holds a vested interests when faced with a troubling situation, thus they need a dynamic model that aids them in fulfilling their mission within complex environments.

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Effective Manager Development Program at Scale


Building an Effective Manager Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Effective Manager Development at Scale” with Kim Bolton, Program Director, Leadership Development at Unum Group. She offered to share her expertise with our community on how businesses can build, deliver and scale an effective learning program for manager development. Tailoring a program with those in mind will result in more effective and scalable learning programs.

5 Signs It’s Time To Switch Your LMS


But as technologies beyond Learning and Development (L&D) evolve, there is growing demand for smarter enterprise learning solutions that match the look, feel and effectiveness of those technologies which begs the question: is your LMS still helping you achieve your organization’s L&D objectives? Retain customers by ensuring they use our products and services effectively. Is your LMS still fit for your needs?

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Effective Collaborative Learning - The Nomadic Way

Nomadic Learning

Deliberately designed learning experiences that engage communities of learners in conversations that result in measurable change for individuals, teams, and organizations. That’s what it means to be a member of a community: a sense of mutual obligation for each other’s success. One of the great dangers of working in a rapidly changing industry like Learning and Development is the proliferation of fads.

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

I’m personally exhausted by the endless chant of “start, add, extend, supplement” to make learning strategies more effective, and I know I’m not alone. Yet, we often look at the addition of a new approach as a “gift” to the learning community. The agile learning organization should approach innovation as a continual process of adjusting learning resources to optimize outcomes for learners and the business.

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

CLO Magazine

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. CLOs typically focus on learning and employee development, bringing effective and efficient training to the workforce and delivering it in an accessible and timely manner. Access, speed, practice, collaboration and insight are the hallmarks of an agile approach.

Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

We have to think agile, instant, accessible, contextual, micro-sized, real time… We need to uberize organizational learning. Agility and pull lie at the heart of uberization. Build communities – We are in the midst of the sharing economy which is all about open data, user-generated content, crowd-sourcing, shared value co-creation, collaboration, and more. People are at the heart of a sharing economy, and people are at the heart of a community.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning


MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. When fully realized and supported, emergent learning provides autonomy, mastery and purpose to learners and agility, adaptability and resilience to organizations.

Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, the capability of individuals to identify and manage their own emotions as well as recognize those of others, has been identified as a strong indicator and predictor of effective leadership. EQ requires effective communication between the rational and emotive centers of our brain — it represents the path between feeling and reason. ” Studies have found that EQ is a required competency for effective leaders, EQ is the No.

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Don’t miss these 5 project management trends shaping up for 2015


Portfolio management to become key focus Given the complexity of most projects, as well as the effects of globalization, it is expected that the approach to project management will become more and more strategic, rather than tactical. Agile project management gaining ground Agile project management practices are expected to become a must-have for most organizations in 2015. How much would it cost you and your business to not follow project management trends expected for 2015?

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

Know how to build one''s PLN Workplace challenges are increasingly going to be unique requiring skills like analysis, problem solving, learning agility, adaptability, pattern sensing and exception handling; therefore, instilling the skills of “learning how to learn” is of paramount importance. This is directly tied to the skills of community management and facilitation of virtual collaboration. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers to make this transition seamless.

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Why You Should Use Content Curation To Support Your Corporate Training – 5 Questions Answered

Adobe Captivate

It enables employees to get recognized and rewarded for their contribution, effective usage, and learning achievements. It also establishes a constant engagement model through social media usage – like forums, discussions, chat for peer level collaboration, and choice to learners to build paths and share content (community of learning approach) and establish strong relationships between expert and learners. Helping organization reduce costs and stay agile.

What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

Adobe Captivate

Facilitate effective application on the job. Provide higher learning effectiveness. Our approach uses: Agile practices. Effectiveness Of Our Offshore Development Model. As a result, we offer one of the most effective Total Cost of Outsourcing (TCO). Blog eLearning eLearning Community blog content development custom eLearning content development elearning community elearning company Elearning Content Top elearning interactions

5 Practical Tips To Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Tip 2: Identify Measures To Collaborate, Communicate, Review, And Work Effectively In The Distributed Development. Tip 3: Change To Agile Development Methodology. The usage of Agile development methodology is an established practice in software development. As an extension of the Agile approach, you should also evaluate the integration of the design-thinking approach that enables your team to collaborate innovatively with partner teams.

The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

CLO Magazine

These characteristics allow leaders to be more agile in adapting to changing environments as well as to think creatively about how to approach challenges. Like any effective approach to leadership, leaders must be authentic. Unfortunately, that same study revealed that only 10 percent of the organizations that participated had a successful learning culture and only 20 percent of employees exhibited effective learning behaviors at work.

Create Learning Activities that Work


Just to keep you on your toes, in this project our “learners” are actually instructors at a community college. The short answer is prototyping will help you create a more effective learning experience. Do you think the activities will be effective at getting instructors to write good DLOs? Client case studies Design Challenge #1 Ideation action mapping agile design - prototyping client case study design challenge interaction design



You are a thought leader who has been continuously striving to inspire the community to ‘modernize’ workplace learning. The community considers you an exceptional thought leader in the field of workplace learning. And what is your vision for the L&D community?

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks. An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices. At the work team level, you want people to be able to communicate with one another effectively, and collaborate to find answers.

Design Principles for Learning Cafe UnConference 2013. Feb 21, Sydney.

Learning Cafe

Making Learning – Design Agile. Cost effective professional development event - This learning event is a cost effective professional development day for L&D professionals. We are hoping for the same but gentler effect this year. Learning Cafe UnConference community design sydney unconferenceThe 2 nd Learning Café UnConference is not far away.

Free e-Learning books


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

CLO Magazine

A Reskilling Revolution will depend critically on a mentally agile workforce that is willing and able to change as the demand characteristics for labor change. If we activate the clay layer, we will develop more advocates for change and reskilling in our businesses and communities.

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

Agile and adaptable - Agility here is more than just adapting to change. Agility in this context encompasses the skill of being able to scan the landscape and ecosystem of one's domain of work, keep pace with what is happening at the edges, and evolve to remain relevant. I have included the diagram below for reference: When we operate in the Complex zone, we can only connect cause and effect in hindsight.

Building Blocks for a Successful Workforce Development Plan


Workforce development leaders – in our communities and in the workplace – are facing a shift in the world of workforce readiness. But some leaders are getting it right and closing the skills gaps in their communities. Clarify economic performance tied to community skill development.

2012 in retrospective: top 10 posts

Challenge to Learn

Agile E-Learning development. We need to find more effective ways to present our learning content to our learners and that means we have to move away from the current ‘book’ and ‘slide show’ metaphors. Agile e-Learning development. I believe a better way is the agile approach that comes from software development. An other interesting development here is Michael Allens SAM, an agile methodology for eLearning development.

Top 10 Cloud Management Tools for Your Business

Hurix Digital

The cloud computing industry has been growing steadily over the years, and with its evolution, businesses are adapting and becoming more agile. The software helps users reduce cost overruns when transitioning to more Agile methods of working. .

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. Yes, the purpose of business is to make a profit, retain customers, be sustainable, satisfy shareholders, and, for some, make a difference in the community. Work is No Longer Work . The nature of work is changing.

Interview with Franck Gaillard, Global Learning Director, Alstom University

Learning Wire

In January 2020, the entire staff of Alstom came together for the launch of its corporate values training project called AIR (Agile, Inclusive, Responsible). . And when it comes to action, we talk about agility. It must be Agile, Inclusive, and Responsible.

E-Learning vs. Face-to-Face Training: from the Learner’s Point of View

Learning Wire

Many learners, including 70% of our respondents, still consider classic face-to-face learning as an effective format. Lack of interaction , which often makes it difficult or even impossible to ask questions or share with a community of other learners.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset


We just have to look around us and we will find umpteen examples of traditional operational and business models giving way to the innovative, agile and connected models of the 21st Century – AirBnB, Uber, Alibaba are poster kids on the block but there are many more coming up just waiting to disrupt the known ways of doing business. This in turn makes it difficult for them to be learning agile or to adjust to a rapidly changing and ambiguous world. Agile Approach.