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” . Traditionally, learning is seen by most organizations simply as an initial orientation process, and then tossed aside.

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! End-of-program reactionnaires (aka smile sheets) don’t count as evaluation. Validation that the correct learning solution has been identified and suggestions for programme improvement.

Weekly Roundup – Top 5 Articles on Employee Training Strategies

WalkMe Training Station

This week’s round up of the most interesting articles from around the web will deal with employee training strategy, rather than tactical tools for improvement, which is something I focused on quite a bit recently. How to develop an effective employee training program.

Manager Engagement in Employee Learning: More Work or More Reward?

The Performance Improvement Blog

I was asked during my recent ASTD Webcast whether there’s data to show that managers, who are more involved in training and learning, ultimately receive more rewards and recognition than those who aren''t. Google has a culture in which people ask questions and learn from the answers.

The World of Employee Training – Monthly Article Roundup

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This month’s roundup of employee training articles include some of the best articles that I have come ever come across. This article, from Business 2 Community, understands the importance of productivity and how happy employees lead to higher productivity.

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The 18 Most Interesting Articles and Interviews in 2015

WalkMe Training Station

These 18 articles and interviews, written by the best employee training, discuss the challenges training managers today face, upon the shifting world of eLearning, and especially the collision of formal and informal learning. Great Interview with Yann LeCun on Deep Learning.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning.

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Training Isn't Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Companies continue to put substantial resources into employee training programs with the hope that these programs will prepare their employees for jobs now and in the future. The problem with AT&T’s approach to change is that training isn’t learning.

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Know the Hidden Curriculum of Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

You won’t find it in company training programs, or in an MBA program, or your professional association’s certification workshops. But this learning is more important for survival and success in the workplace over the long term. .

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. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Learning Culture: A Workplace Environment for Success (Part One)

The Performance Improvement Blog

Then I describe what must change if your answer is “yes” to any of these questions: you need to develop an organizational culture that supports continuous learning by everyone from the CEO to the hourly employee. That model of learning was effective for most of the past century.

Aligning Employee Learning with the Organization

The Performance Improvement Blog

Improving employee learning and performance in organizations today means systems change. and the quality of the learning interventions (formal training, coaching, mentoring, self-directed study, action learning, etc.). Create a context for learning.

Organizations Don't Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of most organizations prevents them from learning. What prevents organizations from learning? Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats, in an article for HBR titled Why Organizations Don’t Learn , provide us with some answers.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Also, using elearning programs makes managers feel like they are staying on the cutting edge of technology. Feeding this appetite for online programs is research that seems to support the notion that online is better than face-to-face, classroom instruction.

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A learning management system (LMS) is considered to be a necessary tool in most complex organizations today, especially those industries, like nuclear energy, airlines, and healthcare, where monitoring compliance with government-imposed training requirements is essential.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? What benefits does it offer to learning designers? How could this help transform our learning programs?

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This Week on #TalkTech: iBooks Author, “Learnist” Social Learning Platform, and Downsides of BYOD Programs

Bottom-Line Performance

iBooks Author, Learnist (and social learning platforms in general), and the downsides of BYOD are on deck for today’s #TalkTech. Join us at 3 pm EST on Twitter to learn how iBooks Author can replace “click next” eLearning, social learning platforms like Learnist can be used for organizational learning, and weighing the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs. Article: Grockit Launches Learnist, a Pinterest for Education.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson” Here is a fascinating video on what Watson can do. Here is an article on Medical implants and printable body parts. How do I see workplace learning shaping up five years from now?

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today.

Agile Learner; Agile Leader

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have to admit that prior to hearing Elliott Masie talk about “learning agility” last week at the virtual Human Captial Media Symposium for CLOs , the concept was not on my radar. It appears that there are at least three definitions of learning agility being used in the field.

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This Week on #TalkTech: iBooks Author, “Learnist” Social Learning Platform, and Downsides of BYOD Programs

Bottom-Line Performance

iBooks Author, Learnist (and social learning platforms in general), and the downsides of BYOD are on deck for today’s #TalkTech. Articles: 7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now – THE Journal. Article: Grockit Launches Learnist, a Pinterest for Education.

This Week on #TalkTech: iBooks Author, “Learnist” Social Learning Platform, and Downsides of BYOD Programs

Bottom-Line Performance

iBooks Author, Learnist (and social learning platforms in general), and the downsides of BYOD are on deck for today’s #TalkTech. Articles: 7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now – THE Journal. Article: Grockit Launches Learnist, a Pinterest for Education.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources.”

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

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. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. How do we know everyone has learned?

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Experimentation

The Performance Improvement Blog

But people who don't see their actions as experiments, and those who don't know how to reason carefully from data, will continue to learn less well from their own experiences than those who do. To me, experimentation is an essential aspect of organizational learning.

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. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Organizational Dashboards

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizational dashboards have become a popular tool for monitoring performance. However, it is the process of creating a dashboard that is the most powerful evaluation and learning experience for an organization.

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.

Managers Managing Minds: Their 21rst Century Job

The Performance Improvement Blog

Everywhere brains are learning, sharing information, and providing help to other brains. It also includes what they discover, learn from failure, learn from one another, share, innovate, tell each other, and more. A shrinking Corporate IQ is a function of many forces currently at work: Brains need to learn how to learn — Technology has changed the learning equation. Transferring what you learn is always a problem.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

This infographic of a Deloitte Survey spanning 90 countries look at the talent issues that can threaten organizational effectiveness. is an incisive article by @Josh_Bersin on the way Gen Y views the world of work, leadership, career progression and learning. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. Thus, CUs can benefit by integrating MOOCs into their larger organizational learning strategy.

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There They Go Again: Bashing Brainstorming

The Performance Improvement Blog

And now Cliff Kuang raises concerns with brainstorming again in an article for Fast Company titled, The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. Indicting brainstorming is like saying that elearning is more effective than classroom-based learning.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0,

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. 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. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.

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 outcome of the training programs.