Best practices on measuring the impact of organizational learning

Matrix

Learning measurement is one of those topics that constantly seems to need revisiting. Much of the corporate learning has moved online – even something as personal as one on one coaching is often done via some communication app between individuals situated in different geographical areas.

Design Thinking Culture Change in IBM

The Performance Improvement Blog

The need for creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is critical given the rise of digital technology, the rapid pace of change, the complexities of globalization, and the growing development demands of a diverse workforce.

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This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. Training Is Not Learning. It’s the Culture.

Pull, Don’t Push, Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

As the digital revolution continues to fuel the faster rate of change, transforming all aspects of business, from supply chain management to communication, the highest-performing corporations are abandoning traditional “push” training for the “pull” learning model.

2015 - Year of the Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The theme that cuts across most of my blog posts from last year is creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations. As a way of review, I’ve selected five blog posts about a learning culture from 2015 that have the most interest for readers.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? In answering this question, the first thing managers have to understand is that continuous learning is the modus operandi for all high performance organizations. Learning isn’t in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job.

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A Year of “The Performance Improvement Blog” in Review

The Performance Improvement Blog

The topics ranged from creating a learning culture to increasing employee engagement to improving organizational communication to evaluating executive coaching, and more. It’s time to do a little year-end reflecting on my blog posts from 2012.

How Fostering A Learning Culture Will Help Your Organization Grow!

TalentLMS

We’re talking, of course, about organizational culture. Organizational What? Initially sidelined as a ‘wishy-washy HR concept’, organizational culture has earned its recognition as one of the most influential assets an organization can possess today.

Learning to Lead in the Time of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Organizations must be learning constantly to ensure survival. Everyone needs to continually learn fast, learn collaboratively, and learn flexibly. Leadership Leadership Development Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training

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The Great Training Robbery Continues

The Performance Improvement Blog

Then the training must be followed up with more learning on-the-job. Rob Brinkerhoff and I wrote about the shortcomings of training in our 1994 book, The Learning Alliance , which was based on the research and experience of others who came before us.

Imagining Workplaces of Tomorrow: Managing Minds

The Performance Improvement Blog

Imagine a company in which: Continuous learning, and learning fast, is key, even in the face of unprecedented change: managing tremendous amounts of information, creating new products and processes in response to global competition, using new apps to be more efficient and effective, and responding to the learning preferences of a multigenerational, diverse workforce. Employees are hired because they are excited about learning and improving themselves.

Imagining Workplaces of Tomorrow: Managing Minds

The Performance Improvement Blog

Imagine a company in which: Continuous learning, and learning fast, is key, even in the face of unprecedented change: managing tremendous amounts of information, creating new products and processes in response to global competition, using new apps to be more efficient and effective, and responding to the learning preferences of a multigenerational, diverse workforce. Employees are hired because they are excited about learning and improving themselves.

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.).

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. I would add: Reinforcement of learning.

ASTD Webcast on Manager's Role in Employee Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

I did a webcast for the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) on the topic of the manager’s role in employee learning and performance improvement. First, I defined learning in organizations as “acquiring and applying the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that help individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve performance.” Supporting learning is not in addition to a manager’s job; it IS a manager’s job.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

Learn From Success or Learn From Failure: You Decide

The Performance Improvement Blog

We learn more from studying successes than we do from studying failure. Humans have a strong tendency to gravitate to things-gone-wrong when the best course of action often is to learn from things-gone-right. However, there is a time to learn from failure.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. Changing the organization culture is.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. The organizational hive mind gets captured, context is built and conversation takes place.

Games To Gamification

Learnnovators

Then, as man evolved to the agrarian stage, around 12,000 years ago, he learned to domesticate a few animals and, alongside, grow crops. Archaeological evidence shows that games and sports were an integral part of all ancient cultures. Imagine yourself living some two million years ago.

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.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. Changing the organization culture is.

GAMES TO GAMIFICATION

Learnnovators

Then, as man evolved to the agrarian stage, around 12,000 years ago, he learned to domesticate a few animals and, alongside, grow crops. All sports are games, but not all games are sports.Archaeological evidence shows that games and sports were an integral part of all ancient cultures.

Which Comes First? Diversity or Inclusion?

NovoEd

Less clear is how to bring about the cultural and behavioral changes needed in the workplace for the benefits of diversity to emerge. The results are even more pronounced for ethnic and cultural diversity: companies with ethnically diverse management are 33% more likely to outperform.

Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the Coherent Organization , the original proposal from my colleague Harold Jarche was that were two key attitudes: collaboration and cooperation. He’s nurturing a culture, and I’m about developing practices.

7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"

ID Reflections

Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. The organizational hive mind gets captured, context is built and conversation takes place.

L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Each area is critical today in building an organization and an organizational culture that will not only attract the best employees but will also provide them with the necessary platform to give their best. Learning how to learn" is a skill not everyone has.

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How microlearning can result in deep learning

Ed App

Classical philosophy posits that any meaningful learning must combine an existential knowledge of the self alongside the cognitive domain. If deep learning elicits deep understandings and profound change, it certainly is, as Plato declared, ‘food of the soul.’. 1) Flipped learning.

Free L&D webinars for August 2019

Limestone Learning

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: gomo Authoring: Authoring technology for Modern Learning Design Today’s modern learner demands specific requirements when it comes to skill development. How different generations view blended learning and microlearning. Design learning?

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The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

Download The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data and keep it as your eLearning secret weapon! This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. You’ll discover: The basic concepts of learning analytics. Level 2: Learning.

How to take your compliance training strategy from tick-box to transformational

Elucidat

Compliance training has a bad reputation, and that’s on us as learning designers or commissioners. Stella Collins, a learning psychologist, talks more about this in our interview with her , but in a nutshell: .

eLearning in the Workplace

TalentLMS

Workplace learning, professional development and eLearning are phrases with increasingly blurred meanings. The same systems are extended to include learning management systems (LMS) that enable education and employee development. Learning in the workplace is a three-pronged process.

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

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. How encouraging is the new learning landscape?

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

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

THE CHANGING FACE OF CORPORATE L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today.

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The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today.

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Free learning & development webinars for July 2017

Limestone Learning

In this webinar, we’ll walk through key considerations to keep in mind when selecting an LMS, as well as top features to look for to ensure your LMS will enable you to achieve your learning objectives—now and in the future. Spend the week networking, learning, and challenging yourself!