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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The Benefits of Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation

KnowledgeCity

In today’s business world, companies need to adapt and innovate rapidly to keep up with market demands. are focusing on the benefits of strategic agility and systematic innovation. In this article, we will discuss what strategic agility and systematic innovation refer to and how they can help improve the function of your business. What are Strategic Agility and Systematic Innovation?

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Agile vs ADDIE: Which Is Better for Learning Design?

Bottom-Line Performance

My last post was about Agile Learning Design , an iterative model of instructional design that focuses on collaboration and rapid prototyping. The most welcome change is the fact that an Agile model has you sharing your mockups, prototypes, and early suggestions with the client—right off the bat! How we talk about Agile versus ADDIE. Agile (and other iterative models like it) take into account new technologies and more rapidly evolving ideas.

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Agile by Fire

CraneMorley

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to transform front line training has provided an opportunity for the L&D community as technology begins to catch up to that need. In our experience, some technology already has. In our experience, some technology already has.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. Innovative content. this agility.

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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How to Hire an Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you find agile learners, people who can curate information for themselves, use a wide variety of learning methods, and quickly apply new learning to their work? In our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , we explain the importance of having self-directed, agile learners in our modern organizations. Here are some questions to get you started in conducting a job interview to identify agile learners. This takes agility.

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#LSCon day 1, Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%

Challenge to Learn

Leapfrogging serious lean agile innovation performance ecosystems for 90%. Agile I kicked the day and the conference of with a morning buzz session. We talked about agile development under the guidance of Don Bolen. They have heard of agile (thanks to Michael Allen). And they took their first sniff at agile. People love innovation but they hate surprises. It should contain four elements: Process, people, Technology and content.

How HR Technology Drives Business Agility and Collaboration

Degreed

In this time of uncertainty, many are suddenly looking for technology solutions to keep their businesses nimble, promote collaboration, upskill employees, and generally be more responsive to new industry developments. In fact, two of every three HR leaders are looking for new talent development technology solutions to transform their people and their organizations, particularly now as we are seeing a dramatic shift towards remote work and dispersed workforces.

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3 Crucial steps in ensuring business agility

Matrix

Durability, however, might sometime prove to be a hurdle when it comes to agility. 3 Steps in ensuring business agility. As this study shows , relatively few companies stood out as being especially agile: 58 percent of them had speed scores, stability scores, or both that hovered near average. In an agile organization, decisions are made at various levels. The key to being agile is constantly being prepared.

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Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

Cochlear, a global company that produces hearing-implant technology, needed to strengthen its leadership team. 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.

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.

Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic Software Inc serving Education markets (Magic EdTech) and Financial Services Markets (Magic Finserv), has been active as a technology entrepreneur and an investor in the fields of digital technologies, blockchain, machine learning, AI and NLP.

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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. Technology-enabled talent platforms are accelerating the disruption of the workforce status quo. The Imperative for CLO Agility . Typical barriers that CLOs will confront in building agility fitness range from HR processes to organizational culture. Developing Agility Fitness .

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How INNOVATION Is Driving Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else. ” – Clark Quinn (Learning Technology Strategist). THE JOURNEY: Innovation is driving today’s businesses and workplaces around the world. And, ‘learning at the speed of need’ is the most significant factor that helps power up innovation. Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed?

Encouraging agility in postal & parcel delivery

Association eLearning

This challenges the agility of postal and express operators’ supply chains. Furthermore, more small innovative operators are entering the market to meet rising consumer expectations. They offer more innovative delivery options than the big players such as same-day delivery service. Some customers may wonder how smaller companies with less assets and infrastructure can cope with the complexity brought on by new innovative services.

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Leading In a Technological Disruptive Market

Your Training Edge

While we all are appreciating and embracing disruptive technologies and innovations, it is still unclear whether we are able to convert our mindset into this repeatable process. In today’s highly turbulent times characterized by technological disruptive market, effective leadership is more about the best principles than the best practices, requiring the leaders to adopt a disruptive management approach. Technological Disruptive Market Demands Disruptive Leadership.

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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. Cochlear, a global company that produces hearing-implant technology, needed to strengthen its leadership team. LEAP was designed to develop a more agile, collaborative and innovative skill set in leaders. Learning in Practice Awards 2016.

Product Insider: 5 Ways Degreed Increases Business Agility

Degreed

Business agility — quickly adapting to sudden change — is now a non-negotiable. But what exactly does it look like to build an agile business? Organizations are throwing around words like flexibility and agility so often, they’re at risk of becoming buzzwords with no real meaning. Agile : marked by ready ability to move with quick, easy grace. Does that sound like any of the technology you use to manage learning, talent, or HR? What it Really Means to be Agile.

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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.”

Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

Before I launch into my thoughts, here's what Sara Ford (Program Manager of CodePlex) has to say about Agile: 1. What does Agile have to do with Informal Learning and Instructional Design? Agile means the willingness to be in a perpetual state of Beta, accepting that there is no closure, can be no closure with information, requirements, needs, business opportunities changing at lightning speed. Deviation was firmly discouraged; innovation was probably a dirty word.

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Agile Learning 101: From the basics to successful training

TalentLMS

It’s not just about playing catch up with technology and investing in the latest tools. You can focus on promoting and nurturing a culture of agility. Agility is about being able to adapt and move quickly in the face of change. An agile team is able to operate even within a constant state of flux — think of it as a “startup mentality” on steroids. How do you get this super-stretchy, ready-for-everything, agile team? What is agile learning?

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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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Ventilator Training Alliance App Recognized for Medical Innovation

Allego

The Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) app, launched in April and powered by Allego, has been recognized with two awards for innovation. The VTA was a Gold Winner in the IT World Awards “Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways” category.

How Origin Fractal LXP won Bronze for Best Learning Technologies Project @ Learning Technology Awards 2020

Origin Fractal LXP

to deliver role-based Product Training has won the bronze award for ‘Best learning technologies project – International Commercial Sector’, presented by Learning Technologies Awards, UK. The Key Innovations that led to Project Success.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Organizations are facing increasing disruptions, more information is available, and new technologies are making it easier and faster to compete. 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. The old model of innovation has been busted. Innovation and learning require a learning environment.

How to Successfully Innovate Today

Learning Wire

The answer lies in those organizations’ ability to innovate. As Gary Hamel, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and innovation guru, puts it: “Innovation is enormously important. And executives know this; 84% of them believe that innovation is key to their growth strategy. They are clearly convinced that innovation is of the utmost importance… but are vastly disappointed in their own ability to innovate. Innovation Survey).

HOW INNOVATION IS DRIVING TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else. ” – Clark Quinn (Learning Technology Strategist) THE JOURNEY: Innovation is driving today’s businesses and workplaces around the world. And, ‘learning at the speed of need’ is the most significant factor that helps power up innovation. Below are the questions we had in mind when we embarked on our journey: How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed?

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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The Innovation Award

CLO Magazine

For learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes. and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity. Sometimes all it takes to spark transformational innovation is a single person’s idea. Chris Bartlett, Director of Learning Resources, FMC Technologies . Betsey Frank, Director, Staff Development and Technology Training, Sidley Austin LLP.

How Technology Solutions Made Learning Process Easy

Origin Learning

It is as if the technology wave that we are witnessing is what is determining the learning path. While technology obsolescence is not within control, some factors that are perceptibly constant are the following: agility, the ability to change or to be nimble, the willingness to adapt and,of course,the pace and quest for learning and growing. Technology is used to convey reality through the virtual medium and simulated environments.

The Innovation Award

CLO Magazine

For learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity. Sanofi, a pharmaceutical and life sciences company, was in need of a global leadership development program that could keep pace with the needs of the business and increase departmental reach and agility. Tags: innovation , Learning in Practice Awards 2017.

Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Docebo

When done exceptionally, continuous learning can foster talent that is constantly innovating, rethinking, and formulating new strategies to better your business. Continuous learning keeps your workforce agile, focused, and driven. Organizations that do not invest enough in their people development are eventually daunted by high turnover, low employee satisfaction, and the inability to compete against more innovative competitors.

Recent Update: ACCME Mandates Promoting Innovation for Successful CME

EthosCE

You might see a few eye rolls if you mention CME innovation as one of several ACCME mandates in a team meeting. Isn’t providing superior CME to an audience with varied learning styles and levels of professional experience challenging enough without having to think about innovation? Fortunately, innovation isn’t defined as the “cool factor,” at least not by the ACCME. Innovation 101: How Does the ACCME Define CME Innovation? Why Mandate Innovation?

What is Learning Agility and why organizations should design their business around it?

Disprz

Surviving in VUCA times: Bank on Learning and Agility! Learning is central to functioning effectively in this VUCA environment, and by its sheer definition, has to be essentially agile (let’s not abuse this word anymore, it’s just so apt and opposite)! The only way to survive and thrive today where emerging technologies disrupt business patterns and social lives almost every other day is to inculcate learning agility into your developmental program. Learning Agility.

How to Create Innovation With Learning & Development Programs

ProProfs

Recent research has revealed that driving a culture of innovation in your organization goes hand in hand with a well-strategized learning and development (L&D) program. Investing in learning and development programs is one way to maintain your competitive advantage and innovativeness over the long term. Considering the market competition we see today, an L&D strategy will enable companies to create and sustain impactful cultures of innovation within their offices.

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).