Learning Agility: How To Drive Your Employees To The Right Skill

Disprz

These companies or their employees are not afraid of change as they’ve cultivated an agile-driven environment. In the current era, agility has captured more attention, especially in the learning and development landscape. But wait, what is learning agility?

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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. Agility and Autonomy (Harold Jarche) 2.

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6 Learning and Development Trends You Can’t Miss in 2022

Ontuitive

To ensure agility and overall organizational success, L&D will also need to drive employee experience (especially in hybrid work environments) and consider structuring talent management around skills, not roles. L&D managers understand the importance of listening to their workers.

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6 Essential Steps for a Successful Digital Transformation of Your Corporate Training Programs

EI Design

Astounding almost everyone, the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated quarantine forced knowledge workers around the globe to socially isolate and work from home. Step 4: Focus on Agility to Handle the Increasing Rate of Change. Introduction.

10 resources that I found valuable in January 2013

Jane Hart

All this information and collaboration should make companies more agile, but technology often undermines organizations that don’t know how to harness its strengths. “When Taylor started working, nine out of ten people were manual workers. Today, nine out of ten people are knowledge workers.

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

If you are reading this, you are a knowledge worker. Consider the content (knowledge, information, learning) you personally need to get your job done. Actually most of us that are Concept Workers will find that we play in that upper right quadrant most of the time. And when you consider the trends for most concept workers (knowledge workers), we clearly are heading towards faster moving content aimed at smaller audiences.

eLearning Around The Web

The eLearning Coach

Agile Learning Design. These eight articles by Donald Clark extrapolate describe an approach for agile learning and training design. It also includes the Periodic Table of Agile Learning. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers. Tony Karrer thinks knowledge workers should be getting more out of LinkedIn. Here is an end-of-the-year roundup of eLearning and related articles you might find helpful, interesting or enjoyable.

Stuck Between LXP & LMS? The Answer Is Here

Disprz

Upskilling and reskilling are crucial for building an agile workforce. Be it a frontline or knowledge worker, they can learn at any hour. For the last few decades, LMS has ruled the learning and development realm. Most businesses have sung praises of a Learning Management System.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Excerpts from the Best of T+D | 2007 - 2009 Harold Jarche in Skills 2.0 : As knowledge workers, we are like actors--only as good as our last performance. In a knowledge economy, the individual is the knowledge creator, and relationships are the currency. They’re going to become irrelevant because people are going to be able to post and share knowledge with one another without the learning function. Knowledge Delivered in Any Other Form Is.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

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. An organization that shares openly –successes and failures, learnings and insights, explicit and tacit knowledge – learns faster, builds an ambient awareness and paves the road for serendipity. Given this VUCA world, it is imperative for and incumbent on all of us to remain learning agile and relevant.

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Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

In addition, today’s workers are overwhelmed, distracted and impatient. Research shows: Workers spend 41 percent of their time on tasks that offer little personal satisfaction and do not help them get work done. Two out of three knowledge workers say they don’t have time to do their jobs. On a micro level, organizations can provide learning that’s designed with modern workers in mind.

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Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

In addition, today’s workers are overwhelmed, distracted and impatient. Research shows: Workers spend 41 percent of their time on tasks that offer little personal satisfaction and do not help them get work done. Two out of three knowledge workers say they don’t have time to do their jobs. On a micro level, organizations can provide learning that’s designed with modern workers in mind.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

The changes aren’t being driven by executive decree, new approaches, or demands from workers. Instead, the changes are propelled by global competitiveness and an ongoing need for organizations to cut expenses while increasing capability and agility. As organizations undergo this transformation, they will fundamentally change the way their people interact with work-related data, information, and knowledge.

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Manufacturing Council Releases Competency Definitions

CLO Magazine

The industry-led, nonprofit MSSC is an authority on defining industry-wide core technical competencies needed by front-line workers in advanced manufacturing and logistics. "We MSSC standards help produce agile knowledge workers — the industrial athletes of the future — with the stronger, cross-cutting foundational skills needed to help companies achieve greater productivity, innovation and global economic competitiveness."

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Develop Work Skills

Tony Karrer

There are also several studies of knowledge worker practices that suggest that a lot of what is effective is quite personal. It's always interesting to hear the perspective of someone with a background in Knowledge Management discussing these things. How can the organization capture the knowledge, learning, etc.? It is more about agility and flexibility. Sitting beside the worker is ideal - but scaling that can be a problem.

Your First Steps to Adopting ‘Learning in the Flow of Work’

WhatFix

In the rush to be an agile company that meaninglessly adopts new learning technologies, creates hundreds of new courses and disseminates them rapidly; we sometimes lose sight of what is really important. Also, at a time when the average knowledge worker is struggling to set aside time (just five minutes per day) for formal learning, the traditional learning system is quite redundant. .

Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

eLearning 24-7

For example, skills are often considered an interchangeable term for skills and behaviors, and so called “soft skills” are now being thought of in the form of competencies relating to behaviors, attitudes and knowledge. The First Time.

Part 4: Linked Enablement

CLO Magazine

According to Chris Tratar, senior director of product marketing at Saba, early adopters tend to have heavy focuses on knowledge worker industries, which include consulting, tech companies and any organization with a robust research and design process. Sidebar | Pull Technology Boosts AgilityDeciding when push or pull learning works best is predicated on the idea that push and pull types of learning are mutually exclusive.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

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. Given this VUCA world, it is imperative for and incumbent on all of us to remain learning agile and relevant.

The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

CLO Magazine

As the world becomes flatter through technological advances and agile processes, the traditional hierarchical structure for running a business is becoming an outdated method for achieving business success. I’m not suggesting leaders don’t bring their own personal experience and unique personality to the way they lead within an organization, but today’s leaders need to know how to adapt their personal knowledge and experience to the needs of today’s individual contributor.

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Learning in the new workplace — meeting the needs of the modern employee

Matrix

In a similar spirit, Ikujiro Nonaka, author of The Knowledge Creating Company , characterized knowledge-creating companies as places where “inventing new knowledge is not a specialized activity… it is a way of behaving, indeed, a way of being, in which everyone is a knowledge worker.” The learning organization — the scholar approach. The concept of learning organization is not new.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

Organisations are becoming generally less hierarchical, flatter, ‘softer’ at the edges and more agile. High value knowledge work requires different capabilities and different mindsets to transactional work, and networked organisations have different needs compared to highly structured organisations. Also, workers who provide the greatest value to organisations are inevitably those working with tacit information and making decisions.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

Organisations are becoming generally less hierarchical, flatter, ‘softer’ at the edges and more agile. High value knowledge work requires different capabilities and different mindsets to transactional work, and networked organisations have different needs compared to highly structured organisations. Also, workers who provide the greatest value to organisations are inevitably those working with tacit information and making decisions.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. Free as in Freedom: The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules) - Free as in Freedom , June 24, 2009. It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. And I’m having a good time on this post as I’m seeing some really great stuff that I hadn’t seen before.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We’re a Knowledge Business,” say an increasing number of CEOs. Most workers had to be good only at performing highly precise, structured and repetitious tasks necessitating a high degree of discipline but little or no personal initiative. Almost all workers have now to be able to think for themselves, take personal responsibility, identify new opportunities and training needs, and understand the relationship of their business to that of others. Knowledge is power.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. Agility and Autonomy - Learning and Working on the Web , April 12, 2010 for social learning to be successfully implemented in an organisation it is not just about adding in the new tools or platforms but also about acquiring a new mindset and new skillset for both learning professionals and individuals. How do you get them to share their knowledge?

Best of Working Smarter Daily this year

Jay Cross

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” Knowledge. 5 characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work JANE HART | THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013. 2b2k] Knowledge in its natural state DAVID WEINBERGER | SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013.

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The New Leadership & Stoos

Jay Cross

One year ago, twenty management thinkers and agile software gurus met on a mountain top in Stoos, Switzerland, to assess and find alternatives to obsolete leadership practices. We see reliance on linear, mechanistic thinking, companies focusing more on stock price than delighting customers, and knowledge workers whose voices are ignored by the bosses who direct them. Bosses did the thinking; workers were told to get the job done.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. It needn’t be this way, particularly since knowledge work and learning are nearly indistinguishable. Industrial age workers created value in factories. Knowledge workers create value in workscapes. In most cases, the knowledge work pays the freight; the informal learning comes along for the ride. A sound workscape environment empowers workers to be all that they can be.

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