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Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

Those of us who have spent our careers in talent management have long been in search of the “silver bullet” or “secret sauce.” Learning agility, which focuses on the ability to perform in the future, provides an answer. Warner Burke, professor of psychology at Columbia University, has studied learning agility for six years and describes it as being in an unfamiliar situation, not knowing what to do and figuring it out. Performance risk taking.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

The emergent nature of MOOCs can have interesting outcomes: They can enable the formation of Communities of Interests (CoIs), which can evolve into Communities of Practices (CoPs) if participants are keen on building the domain knowledge and practices. This requires online community management skills on the part of the MOOC facilitator. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

This post is an attempt to distill some of the skills/attitude/knowledge that possibly make up the “digital mindset” In an attempt to crystallize the skill sets, some of the finer nuances have been lost. This diagram, by putting in perspective the characteristics of a workplace of the 21st Century, acts as a trigger to define certain qualities that everyone (employees, leaders, managers, partners, customers, and all other stakeholders) need to inculcate today.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. It will be a participative ecosystem with knowledge and skills being freely shared. Again, I go back to the notion of L&D becoming community managers. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

Moving from distance learning to learning distanced: Building human capabilities in times of disruption and social distancing

CLO Magazine

In other words, enduring human capabilities are more critical than ever, and the workforce needs to be proficient in resiliency, agility, curiosity, creativity, empathy, courage and critical thinking. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching impacts on all aspects of our lives.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

A process to be mandated by management/supervisors/organizations with defined rules. The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers. The baby boomers are retiring taking their tacit knowledge and experience with them. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The new age of work requires novel and emergent skills, people with learning agility, and organizations that will enable and empower their employees. Dialogue is an important aspect of learning and the MOOCs support conversation. MOOCs may possibly herald a more agile and mobile working & learning methods, global collaboration and a changing relationship with knowledge. It’s a fundamental shift in the ways we interact with data, with knowledge, with people.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

The new age of work requires novel and emergent skills, people with learning agility, and organizations that will enable and empower their employees. Dialogue is an important aspect of learning and the MOOCs support conversation. MOOCs may possibly herald a more agile and mobile working & learning methods, global collaboration and a changing relationship with knowledge. It’s a fundamental shift in the ways we interact with data, with knowledge, with people.

EMERGENT WORKPLACES: LEARNING IN THE NETWORKED WORLD

Learnnovators

Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. Agreed that it is becoming evident that be it organizations or individuals, those who are adaptive, agile, and open to learning are the ones who will survive. This is my area of passion.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” – Wikipedia. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. It will be a participative ecosystem with knowledge and skills being freely shared. Again, I go back to the notion of L&D becoming community managers. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

A truly social business encapsulates the necessary preconditions for social learning — transparent, supportive and collaborative. It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. They are learning agile, embraces change and are not afraid to put themselves out there.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

A truly social business encapsulates the necessary preconditions for social learning — transparent, supportive and collaborative. It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. They are learning agile, embraces change and are not afraid to put themselves out there.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. Agreed that it is becoming evident that be it organizations or individuals, those who are adaptive, agile, and open to learning are the ones who will survive. This is my area of passion.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

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. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

Is L&D Ready for “The New Learning Era”?

Learning Wire

Four areas were highlighted by L&D leaders as new priorities and validated by senior leaders in their organizations: support the workforce to work remotely. Given L&D’s expertise and agility, they can surely make this transition to deliver new solutions based on business needs.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

In another related HBR article with an interesting title, We Should Want Robots to Take Some Jobs , the writer makes a valid point: “ In the task-centered economy humans have no value beyond the tasks they perform. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge.

Webinar: What’s New with Easygenerator’s e-Learning software ? #DevLearn follow up.

easygenerator

Kasper Spiro, CEO of easygenerator, has over 25 years of experience in the field of learning and user performance support. His learning experience ranges from teaching, authoring textbooks, designing and creating e-Learning, knowledge management and user performance support. Kasper’s foundational approach blends together didactical learning principles with output management, agile development, and new learning metaphors to meet business needs.

Free learning & development webinars for July 2020

Limestone Learning

Do you feel you have enough knowledge and understanding to be able to have a brave conversation about race at your workplace? Through them, you’ll learn to manage the technology, get attendees to actively interact, and help presenters have a great time, too.

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The Innovation Award

CLO Magazine

Vice President and Global Head of Talent Development, Tata Consultancy Services. As global IT service leader Tata Consultancy Services continues to grow around the world, its leaders recognized that global scale highlights the importance of moving away from physical learning spaces to digital learning. Overall, the operational process model helps prove how learning and development can leverage business processes and support the company.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

Michelle very kindly shared her time and knowledge to help us get up to speed. Learning Management Systems. Incident Management Software. Normally I work through learning and development teams, sometimes directly with business leaders, looking at making sure that what we’re doing with learning in organizations has an impact on performance. ” and “What’s going to make a difference to performance?” Are they consulting?

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Machine-age managers complained when employees had downtime because they were in training. Similarly, if you take the plunge investing in performance infrastructure now, you may see equivalent solutions later on for a fraction of the price. Why is this a management responsibility? We’re a Knowledge Business,” say an increasing number of CEOs. People are our most important asset,” say managers. Knowledge is power. The Information Era has arrived.