LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Jay Cross & Clark Quinn’s LearnTrends session on Reinventing Organizational Learning. Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. Internet Learning Alliance: They were all working independently, decided to work together and practice what they preach.

Why Continued Organizational Learning is Critical to your Performance and Culture

WalkMe Training Station

This is the second article in a 3-part series. The first article was “ How ‘Learning Organizations’ Beat Natural Selection” . Organizational learning allows for teams to learn exactly what is relevant to their specific tasks and specialties while other information they do not need is given to the individuals and teams that need it, with some Venn overlap between for cooperation.

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Harry Levinson 1922-2012

The Performance Improvement Blog

We lost one of the giants in the study of organizational learning and performance this week. Harry Levinson died at the age of 90 after a long and productive career making organizational leaders aware of the importance of psychological dynamics to their employees and themselves. Levinson was one of the first to speak about the impact of organizational culture on worker performance. Levinson had some strong words for organizational consultants.

8 Ways to Achieve eLearning Course Mentoring Excellence

TalentLMS

But an eLearning course experience is never complete without an open-minded mentor who strives to change according to their learners’ needs. That’s why in this article we’ll demonstrate eight ways for you to achieve online course mentoring excellence. . Planning the course mentoring activities is crucial before the start of the eLearning training session. Do you have a co-mentor? The goal is to mentor the current course better than the previous one.

70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? In LDP’s article The 70:20:10 model – how fair dinkum is it in 2015? – It just refers to the general observation that the majority of learning in the workplace is done on the job, a substantial chunk is done by interacting with others, while a much smaller proportion is done off the job (eg in a classroom).

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Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture. This emphasis on formal training is a barrier to learning and change.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. What is your vision for the learning community?

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Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Learning vs. Performance – the Dichotomy. It was more of a theoretical exposition on why learning doesn’t necessarily translate into performance, and delved into some of the psychological and behavioral aspects of the same. Why is it that learning and training don’t translate into performance? In today’s post, I have tried to analyze the learning – performance dichotomy from a more practical standpoint.

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

I’m talking about a systematic, evidence-based look at why it was done, what was done, how it was done, what happened as a result, how it can be improved, and what the organization learned from the process. Viv Nunn of UK’s Open University, in an article for TrainingZone , explains some of the reasons for evaluating professional development programs. Validation that the correct learning solution has been identified and suggestions for programme improvement.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

I just finished reading an HBR article by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby called Beyond Automation , which is the trigger for this post. However, this HBR article takes a different view of automation and digitization of work, going beyond the gloom and doom mindset. The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The future will be driven by learning agility, effectiveness, and process innovation.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What will future workplace learning look like?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What will future workplace learning look like?

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Managers Eat Learning for Lunch

PDG

If Culture eats Strategy for breakfast, then Managers eat Learning for lunch. Learning is something we do for ourselves, not something that is done to us. We can provide people with venues for learning, but we can’t make them learn (see Horse vs. Water, 1897). As learning professionals, we’re lucky to have a learner’s attention for a few hours a year. Set a clear coaching and mentoring path that gives the manager power, rather than taking it away.

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? Would a commoncraft-style video be considered micro-learning?

Why Millennials are not Space Aliens

PDG

And, yes, inevitably, how do Millennials learn? Do Millennials learn differently from everybody else? But there is something that’s different about them: their expectation as to how they will receive learning is different than the generations that came before. Being part of a crowd-sourced knowledge community is not new to them; having access to informal and social learning is common; getting advice or mentoring from someone far away is not unusual.

Year in Review in Learning - 2018

The Performance Improvement Blog

With the publication of my new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , I have continued to focus my blog posts on a manager’s role in supporting continuous learning for all employees in the workplace. And I have examined an employee’s responsibility for continuous learning in the Knowledge Economy. 1) This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations. I wrote: The Purpose of Business is Learning. We wrote: Learning independently.

Delivering Immediate, Continuous Learning

Litmos

Organizational learning has been a bit slow to adapt, but the shift is underway. Organizations are beginning to expand the ways they deliver learning and are focused on bringing learning into the everyday workflow. I recently co-presented a webinar with Litmos on this topic, as well as created an eBook, " Meeting New Expectations for Immediate Learning ," which looks at how companies are trying to make learning more instant and continuous.

What Experienced Employees Worry About When Helping Others Learn

Pract.us

Informal mentors worry about how to best help new team members. The second article reviewed management challenges, and this third piece will look at what experienced employees, who often serve as ad hoc trainers, have to deal with. These informal mentors show new people the ropes and help others learn skills they already have. They’re often the source of key feedback for those just learning a skill. Improve mentors’ effectiveness with a learning structure.

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. It is equally vital to understand that different officers of your corporation will approach decisions about learning in very different ways depending on their circumstances. An executive, a manager, a training director, and a worker each have different but valid ways of evaluating the effectiveness of learning. There’s more and more to learn.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Do your employees know how to learn?

KnowledgeOne

In this knowledge-based economy that technologically evolves every day, being able to “learn how to learn” is THE key skill of the new worker. In this context, it is essential to make the most of informal learning, the spontaneous and unstructured learning that occurs in all workplaces and has an excellent, often untapped potential. Learning that needs to be known. With the idea of a learning organization, learning in a work situation (Marsick et al.,

3 reasons external benchmarking is bad for corporate learning

CLO Magazine

This is the third in a series of articles in which the authors explore their reflections on the future of learning, given the tumult and chaos of the past year, and how learning needs to evolve to serve organizations differently.

Strategy Questions

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizational evaluation and performance improvement are essentially about asking the right questions. In that article, Simons summarizes the seven key questions: Who is your primary customer? To this list of questions, I would add, “What are you doing to align employee learning to strategic goals?” Tags: Leadership Organizational Learning Training robert simons Seven Strategy Questions strategy Working Knowledge Nothing is as useful as a good question.

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! Many of the successful organizations that we see around us today attribute their success to employees who are empowered to learn and innovate at great speeds. These are organizations that have buried their outlook about traditional styles of learning and development (L&D) and embraced new strategies or models. 70:20:10 Model in Learning & Development.

THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! Many of the successful organizations that we see around us today attribute their success to employees who are empowered to learn and innovate at great speeds. These are organizations that have buried their outlook about traditional styles of learning and development (L&D) and embraced new strategies or models. 70:20:10 Model in Learning & Development.

How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

Convergence Training

If you’re looking to add some online manufacturing training to your current training program at work, you’ve found the right article. Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you. Learning Management Systems. Learning Management System (LMS).

Small Changes Make a Difference

Tom Spiglanin

In my previous post, I mentioned how my role in workplace learning and development (L&D) had fundamentally changed this past year. My optimism ultimately derives from several sources, most profoundly my personal learning network of colleagues around the world. She went on to write an excellent article on how this can be done here , and I encourage anyone working in L&D to read it. Is this a mentoring opportunity? Training isn’t learning.

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A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

A few concepts can help learning professionals widen the path for nontraditional leaders. Unless you are a white male, it’s hard to find many places where leadership consistently “looks like me,” even in the hypothetical examples used in corporate learning. Make learning “look like me”.

Which Comes First? Diversity or Inclusion?

NovoEd

While forward progress is needed on both diversity and inclusion initiatives, organizational learning and development is critical to the development of the inclusive work cultures needed to ensure diversity initiatives thrive. In an article in the Harvard Business Review , Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid write: “In the context of the workplace, diversity equals representation. There are no role models and no opportunities for networking and mentoring.

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

How much of their essential job skills and knowledge are people in your organization learning from one another? Do you know what they are learning? Regardless of how much time and energy you put into creating content and designing your training, your employees will learn more from their peers. In a previous set of articles, we looked at the advantages of using a massive open online course (MOOC) to incorporate informal learning into training programs.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Moreover, I would urge all learning folks to join this group—just to keep learning and evolving…and to contribute to these discussions so that we can all learn together. Here’s to continuous, lifelong learning! Collective Learning rocks!!! Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do?

Developing a Training Program That Assists Hiring of Maintenance Techs

Convergence Training

Of course, the company benefitted in other ways from designing and creating a maintenance technician training program for their maintenance techs, but if you can’t hire employees, your continuous improvement, growth, and learning business goals are stopped before you start.

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

Adobe Captivate

The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning. In this article, I outline the significance of Performance Support Tools (PSTs) and how they can boost learning. According to the 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development, we learn: 70% from on the job experiences (experiential learning). 20% from interactions with others (social learning).

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.