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Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. How do I see workplace learning shaping up five years from now?

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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. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

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One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In this post, I want to demystify working out loud and highlight the organizational as well as personal growth that accrues from the practice. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. A process to be mandated by management/supervisors/organizations with defined rules. The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. How do I see workplace learning shaping up five years from now? I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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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. They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge.

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. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

We just have to look around us and we will find umpteen examples of traditional operational and business models giving way to the innovative, agile and connected models of the 21st Century – AirBnB, Uber, Alibaba are poster kids on the block but there are many more coming up just waiting to disrupt the known ways of doing business. This in turn makes it difficult for them to be learning agile or to adjust to a rapidly changing and ambiguous world.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

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Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

Organizations and the corporate world will require deep and fundamental transformations in business practices including leadership, governance, processes, customer orientation, etc. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. Standardization, efficiency, processes, supervisory management, planning, etc.,

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? I have been writing about the shifts required by L&D to meet the connected and collaborative knowledge economy for some time now. Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today.

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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. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

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

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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. Rebuilding Management Skills and PM. Enable peer-to-peer collaboration and learning.

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“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. It also means we have to be excellent managers of time, have a clear vision of our life’s purpose and devote time to what is important to us accordingly.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. The premise of this post is that when an organization makes a conscious effort to move towards a more social way of doing business, it usually begins with the introduction of an enterprise collaboration platform. Keeping the training materials crisp and to the point is critical.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

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It’s roughly estimated that only ” 20% of the workers will have the skills needed for 60% of the jobs (mostly because the job haven’t been invented yet) by the end of the decade. “ (Ref: [link] ) 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.

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?

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. …for a ‘learning organization it is not enough to survive.

Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

Our customers account for a number of factors before taking the plunge into e-Learning. I was trying to put together some of the key change factors leading organizations to adopt e-learning stand-alone and as a part of the training blend. Business Strategy. Geographical Expansion Of Business. New Business Opportunities (which may lead to new skill development). Organizational Culture/Demographics. Management Support.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and 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. 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?

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. for a ‘learning organization it is not enough to survive.

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

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In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of ‘perennial learning’ in the workplace. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge behavior’. On the flipside, classroom trainings are time and cost consuming.

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$1 million e-learning no more…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. We were creating CD-ROM based training for service technicians. Combine that with the fact approximately 70% of all training is still delivered instructor- led and what are you to do?

Why your Business needs an LMS for Performance Support

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Are you aware how do employees in an organization learn? The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development states that individuals acquire 70% of their knowledge from job-related experiences, 20% from interactions with others and a mere 10% from formal educational events. While businesses are investing time, money and effort to upskill their employees, but the harsh reality is – not all of the imparted knowledge is retained. Learning & Training

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

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Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

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LEARNNOVATORS GAZES INTO THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING WITH SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY

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Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Sahana Chattopadhyay, Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger, as the guest in the latest edition of “Crystal Balling with Learnnovators” – their thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning. It also offers its own learning platform, Learnosphere. Chennai (India).

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

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Some of the most successful products from Google such as Google News, Google Earth, and Google Local were employee-initiated projects unrelated to its core business! Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! This is one of the most critical qualities that can help organizations succeed in rapidly changing business scenarios driven by disruptive technological advancements. 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation.

learning pulse

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Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse February 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment eLearning Weekly : Blogging on the article “E-Learning NO How: 7 disastrous decisions sure to sink any e-learning implementation”. Will at Work Learning: Lists of Myths That the Business Side Has About Learning (according to learning professionals). Why Learning and Enterprise Content Management?

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

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Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Elearning?

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

Today, I’m going to talk about learning content management (ECM) and enterprise content management (LCM). If there is any question as to why the training department has become increasingly marginalized and the CLO role quickly diminishing, this should provide some good insight.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

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Best of eLearning Learning. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. Online Learning Technologies–Past, Present, and Future. Why The Death Of The Newspaper Industry Should Scare The Hell Out Of The Learning Industry. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. The New Wave of eLearning Technologies. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009. Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources - Upside Learning Blog , November 2, 2009.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. tools for training purposes and this figure is rising fast. Myth #2: Learning objects are dead. E-Social CM Media?

learning pulse

Xyleme

Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse June 12th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Cammy Bean is discussing the “ Shades of Instructional Design ” and Jonathan Atleson is blogging on the same topic about “ The various Roles of Instructional Design ” – make sure you don’t miss the comments Jay Cross is blogging about the session he led entitled “Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning”. Learn more about Dawn here.

Edublog Award Nominations

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Home > Uncategorized > Edublog Award Nominations Edublog Award Nominations December 2nd, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I wanted to take a little bit of time away from busy year-end deadlines to nominate some of my favorite social media resources for this year’s Edublog awards.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Augment their systems with components that provide opportunities for people to interact in social systems for informal learning.